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Label: Intakt Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1Apéro con brio06:01
  • 2First Shot03:43
  • 3Danny Boy05:52
  • 4Flinke Besen04:37
  • 5Second Shot03:00
  • 6A Soft Drink in Between06:49
  • 7Inside-Outside-Trip05:44
  • 8Third Shot02:06
  • 9A Little Nap in Between06:53
  • 10Der alte Spanier06:34
  • 11In a Sentimental Mood04:38
  • Total Runtime55:57

Info for Sommer: Baby's Party

Günter Baby Sommer is at the height of his musical career. After Song for Kommeno and his Solo masterpiece Dedications he presents at his 75th birthday a duo recording with German trumpet player Till Brönner. The listeners will notice quite quickly how relaxed Till Brönner and Baby Sommer correspond throughout the chosen musical material. We experience the meeting of two musicians who have found a common language despite their personal distinctness; who do not need to prove anything to anybody. That is why their very first ever recording is fed by a basic calmness. Had Babys Party not been chosen to become this albums title, the last piece the Dukes In a Sentimental Mood would have made an equally well fitting title. Not in the sense of a yearning retrospection but according to the two musicians natural disposition in the sense of an invincible preview of what is ahead of them.

Günter "Baby" Sommer, drums, percussion
Till Brönner, trumpet, flugelhorn

Recorded December 5, 6, 2017, at Hardstudios Winterthur, Switzerland

Günter Baby Sommer
is one of the master musicians of contemporary European jazz. He belongs to the circle of extraordinary drummers that developed throughout the improvised music scene a highly individual playing and built up an unmistakable?

Born in Dresden in 1943, Sommer studied at the Hochschule für Musik „Carl Maria von Weber“. Then his musical contributions the most important jazz groups of the GDR like the Ernst-Ludwig-Petrowksy-Trio, Zentralquartett and the Ulrich Gumpert Workshopband made it possible for him to get involved in the international scene. Thus, Sommer not only worked in trio with Wadada Leo Smith and Peter Kowald but took part in fascinating meetings with Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker and Cecil Taylor. His solowork enabled him for intense collaborations with writers as Günter Grass.

Sommer’s discography comprises around 100 records. As a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden he has an influence on the professional imparting of the contemporary jazz to the next generations.

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