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Sommer, Gunter Baby / The Lucaciu 3: Karawane (Intakt)

The Lucaciu 3--Antonio Lucaciu (sax), Simon Lucaciu (piano) and Rober Lucaciu (bass)--are joined at Studio Loft in Koln, Germany by legendary Euro Free Jazz drummer Gunter Baby Sommer to record this exceptionally joyful and sophisticated album of creative jazz, with distinctive compositions from band members, alongside text from Hugo Ball and an adaptation of a Béla Bartók motiv.

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UPC: 7640120193843

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: ITK384.2
Squidco Product Code: 32175

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded live at Studio Loft, in Koln, Germany, on January 10th and 11th, 2022, by Christian Heck.


Antonio Lucaciu-saxophone

Simon Lucaciu-piano

Robert Lucaciu-bass

Gunter Baby Sommer-drums, voice

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"Antonio Lucaciu (born July 2, 1987 in Plauen) is a German saxophonist, composer and cultural manager of Romanian descent.

Antonio Lucaciu comes from a musical family, his parents are violinists in the Plauen-Zwickau theater. During his school days he received classical piano and saxophone lessons from the age of 13. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the State Youth Jazz Orchestra Saxony under the direction of Manfred Kebsch, Al Porcino, Milan Svoboda and Ansgar Striepens.

From 2004 to 2005 Lucaciu studied in Michael Arnold and Richie Beirach's class for young talent at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" University of Music and Theater in Leipzig. In 2005 he began his regular studies there with Michael Arnold, Johannes Enders and Richie Beirach.

Lucaciu has been playing in a duo with Sascha Stiehler since 2005, which also forms the core of other formations. In 2007 he founded the quartet Change Request together with pianist Sascha Stiehler, drummer Jan Roth and bassist Matthias Eichhorn, with which they won the 2008 Straubing International Jazz Prize. In 2008 Lucaciu attended Dave Liebman's master class in New York.

In 2010, together with Sascha Stiehler and his brother Robert Lucaciu, he initiated the Telegraph jazz club in Leipzig and founded the Egolaut music label in the same year. For 2010 he was elected board member of Jazzclub Leipzig eV and participated in the planning and implementation of the 34th Leipzig Jazz Days."

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Simon Lucaciu is a German pianist and composer.

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"Robert Lucaciu (born August 12, 1988 in Plauen) is a German jazz musician ( double bass, cello), composer and music producer of Romanian origin.

Lucaciu first played the cello and had lessons in this subject for 12 years. From 2005 he studied as a young student and from 2008 regularly classical double bass with Thomas Stahr, as well as jazz double bass at the University of Music and Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with Pepe Berns.

From 2010 to 2012 he leads the band Castravez, for whom he composed and with whom he released the album Tagtraum in 2011. Lucaciu currently plays in the formations PLOT with Sebastian Wehle and Philipp Scholz and Nautilus with Philipp Scholz, Hayden Chisholm and Jčrgen Friedrich . He also performed regularly with musicians such as Uli Kempendorff, Werner Neumann, Achim Kaufmann, Johannes Enders, Arne Jansen and Eva Klesseon. In March 2015 he released a solo recording called monaxia .

From 2010 to 2014 he was the artistic director of the weekly concerts in the Telegraph live club (which are organized by the Leipzig Jazz Club, on whose advisory board he sits). He is also, together with his brother Antonio Lucaciu and Sascha Stiehler, the founder of the music label Egolaut Leipzig.

Since the 2018 winter semester, Robert Lucaciu has been a lecturer for jazz double bass as a major at the Hanover University of Music and Drama. His two brothers Antonio Lucaciu and Simon Lucaciu are also musicians."

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"Günter "Baby" Sommer (born 25 August 1943 in Dresden) is a German jazz drummer.

He studied music in Dresden. He rose to fame in the GDR. He is part of the European free jazz avantgarde. He was part of the trio with Conny Bauer and Peter Kowald. He is now professor for drums and percussion in Dresden. The drummer and composer Christian Lillinger was one of his former students. The album Three Seasons "(HGBS 2014 with Michel Godard and Patrick Bebelaar) was awarded " Album of the Year 2014 " by The New York City Jazz Record."

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track listing:

1. Dunkle Wolken 3:20

2. Unter jedem Dack ein Ach 5:53

3. Zeitwandlerin 6:21

4. Dialogue 4:18

5. Impressions of Little Bird 3:37

6. mkk 1o3 Breviarium 5:07

7. Karawane 4:36

8. Aether 4:47

9. Zustaende 3:33

10. Pan 4:21

11. Samba Pastouron 4:31

12. Hymnus 4:42
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"Gunter Baby Sommer is at the height of his musical career. The Dresden jazz innovator, who together with the pioneering generation of jazz has unbounded drumming and developed his own sound, presents a refreshing album with a cross-generational quartet with the Lucaciu brothers. "The other three members of the quartet are two generations younger.

Gunter Baby Sommer's music and presence belong to the inventory of traditions they feel inspired by and to which they have therefore orientated themselves. Jazz for them is a historical project which they approach with much warmth. Thus between these four musicians there is an electricity feeding on their similarities and differences - not only in age - and not diffused by any concessions"-Hans-Jurgen Linke, from the liner notes

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