Lost jazz files: Recently discovered treasures from the world renowned “German ambassador of jazz”, trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff from Frankfurt/ Main. Unique modern jazz and hard bop recorded in the late 1950s and early 60s – sadly forgotten or previously unreleased, featuring Joki Freund, Hans Koller, Peter Trunk, Heinz Sauer, Günter Lenz and many more big names from the German scene. Collection of nine lost tunes including original material and arrangements like “Improvisation zu einem Klang”, “Tower Blues”, “Jo-Jo Blues” or “Joe und Joe”. Careful audio restoration and mastering for vinyl LP and 6-page-digipak CD with new sleeve notes.
“Albert is a trombonist with his own personal and precise conceptions of music and an original creative style. He admires many of his American jazz counterparts but does not pattern his own style after models. He listens to himself and tries to make his own sounds. This means travelling a lonely road for a European jazz man and Albert Mangelsdorff has been on this journey for many years.” (Horst Lippmann, 1964, from sleeve notes of LP “Animal Dance”).
01. Improvisation zu einem Klang
02. Tower Blues
03. Heat Wave
04. Jo-Jo Blues
05. Hershey Bar
07. Joe und Joe
08. Vierd Blues
09. Lover Man
The album Albert Mangelsdorff “Mainhattan Modern” (Sonorama) is going to be released October 23, 2015.