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Ming Bau Set

Yakut's Gallop

Label: Fundacja Sluchaj!

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


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.


Cat. number: FSR 15/2021
Year: 2021

All works by Gerry Hemingway (GEMA, BMI), Vera Baumann (SUISA), Florestan Berset (SUISA)

Recorded at Gabriel in Stalden, Switzerland by Thomas Gabriel September 1, 2020
Mixed & Produced by Gerry Hemingway & MingBauSet
Mastered by Jim Hemingway
Graphic design: Anna Płotko
Executive Producer: Maciej Karłowski / Fundacia Sluchaj

Project supported by Hochschule Luzern, Selektive Förderung Kanton Luzern, Stiftung Levedo / Jazz Bridge, Stadt Luzern / FUKA-Fonds, Gemeinde Ebikon

Pour chaque vague pour les oiseaux dans les feuilles
Pour les cailloux du bruit
Pour les mains familières
Pour l’œil qui devient visage ou paysage
Et le sommeil lui rend le ciel de sa couleur

from "Je te l'ai dit pour les nuages"
Paul Eluard


On the night, in the eye of the forest
There's a mare black and shining with yellow hair,
I put my fingers through her silken hair and found a stair,
I didn't waste time, I just walked right up and saw that
Up there, there is a sea
The sea's the possibility

from “Land - Part One Horses”
Patti Smith


den ästen
tropft das erste licht des morgens
und der wind bringt neue namen
für drei dinge, die wir einstmals
anders nannten.

from "Maschinenzeit"
Levin Westermann

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