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Konrad, Bernd / Hans Koller Unit: Phonolith (Hatology)

German composer Bernd Konrad masterfully balances composed and improvised parts in these pieces of construction and decay that constantly change texture.

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product information:

UPC: 752156052029

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: Hatology520
Squidco Product Code: 18470

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Johannes Wohlleben at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart on March 12th, 1980. Recorded by Johannes Wohlleben atBauer Studios, Ludwigsburg in 1994.


Bernd Konrad-baritone saxophone

Hans Koller-tenor saxophone

Ekkehart Rossle-tenor saxophone

Kenny Wheeler-trumpet

Herbert Joos-trumpet

Paul Schwarz-piano

Thomas Heidepriem-doublebass

Pierre Favre-drums

Michael Kersting-drums

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track listing:

1. Phonolith 1 8:10

2. Traumtanzer 5:05

3. Nordlicht 5:00

4. Aufwartsregen 11:23

5. Jeannerette 7:52

6. Lush Life 3:15

7. Sleepwalk 2:49

8. Phonolith 2 10:06

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"The meaning of the word "phonolith" is sound stone, and though I've never to my knowledge tried the sound of a phonolith, it seems an apt word to describe the structure of this composition. ... Konrad's composition creates a masterful balance of composed and improvised parts. This is not about the loneliness of the soloist (they are not left alone in their a capella parts, and in the second version, there are duos anyway), it is about the constant change of texture, about construction and decay, about what we used to call deconstruction. The soundness of this stone, if you pardon the pun, is incredible."—Stephan Richter

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