Marion Brown – Gesprächsfetzen & In Sommerhausen
Alto saxophonist Marion Brown was an initially underrated hero of the jazz avant-garde. It was only after he moved from Atlanta to New York and joined John Coltrane that audiences and critics took notice. Dedicated to discovering the far-reaching possibilities of improvisational expression, Brown possessed a truly lyrical voice. In the early seventies, he played with Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, Bennie Maupin, Jeanne Lee, and Chick Corea, among others. On this recording he was accompanied by the German jazz musician Gunter Hampel (composer, vibraphonist, saxophonist, flutist, pianist and bass clarinetist).
His son Djinji remembers his father by saying, “The way he played sounded like his speaking voice, the way he held his horn reminded me of the way he held my hand, the way he walked was in the same rhythm as his songs, and then everything made sense. His music was first and foremost who he was. It was the purest expression of his soul, and everything he did had the same gentle power as his music. He was truly one with his art; there was no separation between the two.”
- Gesprächsfetzen 14:59
- Exhibit A 02:53
- Babudah 07:25
- Tomorrow Is The Beginning OfThe End Of Yesterday 03:23
- Aba 06:30
- Dance No. 1 11:03
- Exhibit B 03:32
- The Sound Of A Song 07:56
- Malipieros Midnight Theatre 08:29
- Il Ne Chant Pas 06:15
- Dance No. 2 08:12
Total: 80:37 min.