Albert Mangelsdorf award-winning pianist Achim Kaufmann and multi-reedist Gebhard Ullmann met in the studio for the first time in Berlin, Germany to record these upbeat free improvisations, intricate collective playing covering a wide range of moods and styles.
Ullmann, Gebhard / Achim Kaufmann
Released in: Great Britain
"The piano player Achim Kaufmann is the recipient of one of the highest jazz awards in Europe for 2015 - Albert Mangelsdorf award. The reed player Gebhard Ullmann has been the recipient of many awards during his 30 years' career. Amazingly, these two great improvising artists have never played together before. They recorded in the beautiful chamber music hall of Berlin radio. The sound quality is fantastic and so is the music. Don't be put off by the title: geode is a geological term - that's how deep the musicians have to dig to get to the truth."-Leo
"Gebhard Ullmann has been described by Paul Bley as "one of the finest improvising artists in the world today" and for many years has been one of the foremost heralds of the music scenes in Berlin and in the international enclaves. Since moving to Berlin in 1983 he has recorded more than 50 albums.
Achim Kaufmann, relatively speaking, has been much-underestimated but this is changing. He has become noted for the way in which he allows both isolated notes as well as chords the space in which they may respire. His influences grow from dissimilar musical domains, but jazz tradition is heard behind his elucidations of excerpts and pieces from Ellington or Monk for example.
These two, very fine musicians come together to deliver some very exciting free music in which the amalgamation of the softer tenor and bass clarinet with the comparative attack of the piano results in some audacious tonal explorations.-"Ken Cheetham, Jazz Views
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Catalog ID: LEO 727
Squidco Product Code: 22003
Country: Great Britain
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Recorded at RBB Studios, in Berlin, Germany, on July 1st, 2013, by Nikolaus Lowe.
Gebhard Ullmann-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
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