Hans Koller – Vision (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 28:40 minutes | 522 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical
Vision I portrays canonically overlaid sax parts played at breakneck speed before moving into a relaxed bluesy groove, then turns to blistering multi-horn solos. The dirge-like For Dolphy, with the plaintive vocal cries of the altos, was dedicated to the great alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy. The med swing and skewed bluesy feel of For H.G. features the tenor out front. Tryptichon is a challenging angular composition in 3 parts with free improvisation moving from slow to up-tempo and back. With its Dolphyesque melody, Music For Jule is a frenetic excursion with an oblique reference to Monk. For Koller, Ballad For Marlies evokes the essence of a ballad. A Different Theme comprises three phrases played in different times – perfect food for the soloists. Vision II is a free-form ballad with Rittenbacher doubling piano and Koller’s expressive sax solo.
01 – Vision
02 – For Dolphy
03 – For H.G.
04 – Tryptichon
05 – Music for Jule
06 – Ballade for Marlies
07 – A Different Theme
08 – Vision II
Produced and Engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recording Supervisor: Willi Fruth.
Hans Koller – saxophone
Hans Rettenbacher – bass, piano
Rafi Luederitz – drums