First reissue of a great piano trio album, originally released in 1963 on the private “Soulside” label from Zurich/ Switzerland with only a handful of copies known to exist. First and last recordings of unknown jazz pianist Red Bahnik, with John Treichler on bass and a young Mani Neumeier on drums, including unique versions of Les Mc Cann’s “Vacushna” and “Fish This Week”, Horace Silver’s “Sister Sadie”, plus original material like the oriental-tinged “Fata Morgana Altamira” or the Latin tune “Santander”. Carefully remastered in 2015 for vinyl LP and CD-Digipack, comes with original cover artwork and liner notes. Essential European modern jazz LP – last original copy sold on ebay for over 1000 $.
The Red Bahnik Trio came into existence in February 1962. The three musicians however already knew each other before: Red and Mani have played together since 1960 in various combos and met John in a jam session during the 1961 Jazz Festival in Zurich. They found very much resemblance in their ideas and their feeling for the music and thus decided to form a Trio.
01. Fish This Week
04. The Uptown
05. Sister Sadie
06. Lover Man
07. Fata Morgana Altamira
The album The Red Bahnik Trio “Goes To Santander” (Sonorama) is going to be released February 19, 2016.