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Berlin 1968 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Quasimodo Club, Berlin, West Germany; November 8, 1968. Fairly good FM broadcast. Slight hiss.

Thanks to original uploader punkjazz; and to carville and zootype for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Original notes:

Here is a quote related to this band: After a European tour with Gunther Hampel’s Time Is Now band (”We played at a fashion show with models wearing stainless steel clothes”), McLaughlin was in England mixing his first album, “Extrapolation”, when he received a trans-Atlantic call from an old friend, Dave Holland, who had come to the States to play with Miles Davis. On the phone, he introduced John to Tony Williams who eventually invited him to come to New York for a recording date. After a few false starts (they were rejected by Columbia producer Al Kooper: “That lowered my estimation of *him*”), Tony Williams Lifetime clicked and Larry Young, Williams and McLaughlin stayed together about two years. Meanwhile, McLaughlin was simultaneously recording with Miles Davis, appearing most notably on “In A Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew”.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Untitled1 - Part A 15:42
Track 102. Untitled1 - Part B 11:04
Track 103. Untitled1 - Part C 7:41
Track 104. Untitled2 10:35
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Untitled3 - Part A 11:14
Track 202. Untitled3 - Part B 7:34
Track 203. Untitled3 - Part C 12:11
Track 204. Untitled3 - Part D 15:00
46 mins

This was originally shared as three audio tracks. Untitled 1 and 3 have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Gunter Hampel - vibes, flutes
Pharoah Sanders - sax, flute
Sonny Sharrock - guitar, slide whistle
John McLaughlin - guitar
Arjen Gorter - bass
Laurie Allan - drums

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  1. 23 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: GUNTER HAMPEL - BERLIN 1968”

  2. thank you for this, very cool!

    By dr.babyhead on Jun 25, 2017

  3. A nice surprise !!!! A BIG thank you ! Variety on this site amazes once again !!!!!

    By Arto Parviainen on Jun 25, 2017

  4. This is indeed a real find. Gunter Hampel from this early a period isn’t easy to find. Pharoah is at his peak in this period (right around Tauhid time). And it’s really great to hear some Sonny Sharrock too. Thanks

    By treborij on Jun 25, 2017

  5. P.S. Don’t think this group ever released a recording so this is a double valuable find

    By treborij on Jun 25, 2017

  6. one more p.s. (sorry) - Sounds like Sanders is playing a piccolo, not flute; He played it on Don Cherry’s Where Is Brooklyn LP, too.

    By treborij on Jun 26, 2017

  7. Once again this is not Jazz ! Similar to hacks like McLaughlin, Coreyell etc it is a sad mutation of an attempt at Jazz . Wes Montgomery , Joe Pass , Miles Davis , John Coltrane , Thelonius Monk , Charlie Parker , Louis Armstrong , that’s Jazz

    By Smashmouth on Jun 26, 2017

  8. Do Jazz musicians have big cocks ?

    By Tony C on Jun 26, 2017

  9. Don’t know ask Bebe .

    By Ule on Jun 26, 2017

  10. Many old school Jazz artists were addicted to smack , Charlie Parker , Coltrane, Bill Evans , even Miles for awhile.

    By Harold on Jun 26, 2017

  11. I’ve sucked a ton of cock, and jazz musicians cocks are the same as other musicians, even classical. Some big, some small, most are average size, about 6 inches long when they’re hard and in my mouth. All cocks are tasty, some jizz is bitter, depending on what the guy ate recently. Yes, I swallow, all the best cock suckers do.

    By Tony C on Jun 26, 2017

  12. …and my ass is really sore!

    By Tony C on Jun 26, 2017

  13. you need to shut your faggot mouth. A good old fashioned ass whippin is what you need.

    By Donnie Tremaine on Jun 26, 2017

  14. Obviously i’m a closet case.

    By Donnie Tremaine on Jun 26, 2017

  15. Pretty close to unlistenable…

    By Free Jazz on Jun 26, 2017

  16. Agree with you Free Jazz. Sounds like tuning in an AM radio pulling in 2 or 3 stations at the same time, no identifiable pattern or form, just a waste of time.

    By Roberto on Jun 26, 2017

  17. smashmouth and Roberto-so go back to listening to kiss

    By Jazz from Hell on Jun 26, 2017

  18. ‘Jazz from hell’ describes this so called music perfectly

    By Phil Novak on Jun 27, 2017

  19. it sounds to me like they was sitting around on acid making weird noises to turn into visions or something likethat.

    By Regina Descamps on Jun 27, 2017

  20. This music is shit.

    By Hortense Troftgruben on Jun 27, 2017

  21. How many names are you going to use to say the same thing?

    By Jazz from Hell on Jun 27, 2017

  22. Can’t speak for the others but will ask you why you didn’t post something saying why you like this music instead of attacking other people. Come on, tell us. If you have even listened to it.

    By Roberto on Jun 27, 2017

  23. Thanks big o, this is very demanding music but worth the effort. Roberto, who do you think is attacking other people?

    By Sully on Jun 28, 2017

  24. Excellent stuff! I expected no less from this line-up. - Don’t let anyone discourage you from posting more music like this.

    By scriveyn on Jul 2, 2017

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