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Erich Kleinschuster Sextett

Complete Series – Vol. 1/2/3 – ORF 1968-71 (6LP in bundle)

Label: Wallen Bink

Format: 6LP in bundle

Genre: Jazz

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In process of restock This bundle includes three double LP sets, namely "Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Clifford Jordan & Charles Tolliver / ORF / 1968-69," "Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Joe Henderson & Dusko Goykovich / ORF / 1968-70" and "Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Carmell Jones, Slide Hampton & Art Farmer / ORF / 1968-71".

Erich Kleinschuster’s projects and initiatives played a vital role in establishing a spiritual home for jazz in Vienna. The founding of his sextet in 1966 and, in 1968, a jazz department at the Vienna Conservatory, were catalysts for a scene that attracted international stars as well as nurturing the careers of home-grown virtuosos. Many jazz exiles, admired in Europe as they never were in the United States, settled for long periods, carving out new lives on the continent. The recordings in this series – many only recently discovered and presented for their first time on these vinyl editions – provide an illuminating and long overdue testament to one of the unsung forces of modern jazz in Europe.   

Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Clifford Jordan & Charles Tolliver / ORF / 1968-69 (2LP)

Clifford Jordan’s Viennese sojourn produced numerous ORF studio sessions with Kleinschuster’s sextet. ‘Leavin’ Train’ – his opus to Coltrane – along with early renditions he would go on to record for Strata East Records that same year, capture Jordan at the height of his powers. The second LP in this set features Charles Tolliver, the five selections are all originals; latter-day hard bop, modal explorations that also went on to appear on Strata East releases, a label he co-founded. ‘Right Now’ was first recorded four years earlier on a 1965 Blue Note album of the same name. The date was led by Jackie McLean, who first introduced Tolliver, then 22 years old, to the Blue Note stable. Four months after this ORF date, Tolliver would go on to record his first album as leader, again featuring ‘On The Nile’, perhaps his greatest composition.

Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Joe Henderson & Dusko Goykovich / ORF / 1968-70 (2LP)

This three-part anthology, featuring previously unissued ORF studio sessions, provides a fascinating insight into Erich Kleinschuster’s long-lost yet significant contribution to the musical landscape within Europe. The first album in this second volume features Joe Henderson who, five years prior to this date, began recording with Blue Note records, becoming over this short period a leading tenor saxophonist. Spending his formative years in Detroit, Henderson mixed company with, among others, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, Donald Byrd and Barry Harris. Previously unreleased compositions by Erich Kleinschuster, Robert Politzer and Hans Salomon are also featured in this set. The mastertape for Politzer’s ‘As Usual’ was a recent discovery, unearthed during the production of these volumes.

Erich Kleinschuster 6tet Feat. Carmell Jones, Slide Hampton & Art Farmer / ORF / 1968-71 (2LP)

Includes performances by Erich Kleinschuster on trombone; Carmell Jones on Trumpet; Slide Hampton on trombone; Art Farmer on Trumpet; Palle Mikkelborg on Trumpet; Robert Politzer on Trumpet; Hans Salomon on tenor/alto saxophone; Fritz Pauer on piano, Fender Rhodes; Jimmy Woode on bass; Peter Marshall on bass; Erich Bachträgl on drums, percussion.

Cat. number: WB014, 15, 16
Year: 2022

Cut at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy award winning engineer, Sean Magee.
All Analogue AAA mastering transferred from the original ORF 15IPS studio mastertapes.
Heavyweight ‘tip-on’ gatefold cover.
Gatefold cover artwork features previously unpublished session photos.
Pressed by The Vinyl Factory (Previously EMI).

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