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Ming Bau Set (feat Gerry Hemingway / Vera Baumann / Florestan Berset): Yakut's Gallop (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Meeting regularly since 2018, these three Luzern, Switzerland improvisers have developed a shared language of collective creative improv, the best known of the three being drummer & percussionist Gerry Hemingway working with two younger generation musicians, acoustic & electric guitarist Florestan Berset and vocalist Vera Baumann, here in their first wonderfully paced album.

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UPC: 5905279364554

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: 14/2021
Squidco Product Code: 31311

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Gabriel in Stalden, Switzerland, on September 1st, 2020, by Thomas Gabriel.


Gerry Hemingway-drums, voice, harmonica

Vera Baumann-vocal

Florestan Berset-guitar

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Artist Biographies:

"Gerry Hemingway has led a number of quartet and quintets since the mid 1980's. In addition he has been a member of a wide array of long standing collaborative groups including Brew with Reggie Workman and Miya Masaoka, the GRH trio with Georg Graewe and Ernst Reijseger, the WHO trio with Michel Wintsch and Bänz Oester, as well as numerous duo projects with Thomas Lehn, John Butcher, Ellery Eskelin, Marilyn Crispell, and others. Mr. Hemingway is a Guggenheim fellow and has received numerous commissions for chamber and orchestral works as well as being noted for his innovative and multifaceted work as a solo performer which began in 1974. He was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet between 1983 and 1994 and is also well known for his collaborations with some of the world's most outstanding improvisers and composers including Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith and many others. He currently lives in Switzerland having joined the faculty of the Hochschule Luzern in 2009."

-Gerry Hemingway Website (

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Vera Baumann is a Swiss improvising vocalist and composer. Her projects include MingBauSet, Hyla Crucifer, Hobo Ho - Loving Queen Unicorn, Lu Mansion Collective, Cyrill&Vera, 3 and mehr.

-Vera Baumann Website (

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Florestan Berset is a swiss guitarist, mostly involved in Free Experimental Music.

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track listing:

1. Yakut's Gallop 8:33

2. Wind Shout 9:46

3. Salt 1:41

4. Only Echoes 10:43

5. The Trans Siberian 12:13

6. Alice 10:31
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Ming Bau Set is a collective of three improvisers who began meeting regularly in 2018 to deeply explore improvisation and song form. Over the next three years this process yielded a shared language and vision of music realization that led to their first publication, Yakut's Gallop. They utilized both acoustic and electronic resources to carve a personal sound as well as a sense of place with their inventions.

The trio, as it has matured, is notable for its cross generational constitution. Gerry Hemingway has a long and well-documented history as a composer and improviser, where Vera Baumann and Florestan Berset are new voices in the arena of creative music. Both have individually benefitted from the thriving culture for improvised music in Luzern as well as all of Switzerland.

The release of Ming Bau Set's Yakut's Gallop now offers their voices, in the setting of this trio, to the wider international community."-Listen! Foundation

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