Jonny Teupen – Harpadelic (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 36:57 minutes | 710 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Jonny Teupen was one of the few who could make the harp swing. The late German musician, a classically trained harpist and composer who could play in an orchestra as well as any jazz band, enlisted top musicians from both jazz and rock to back him on this 1969 recording. The Günter Kallmann Choir, at the time internationally renowned, takes care of the nostalgic mood on Teupen’s relaxing “easy listening” compositions. What’s more, the nine-piece vocal group could come up with a swinging scat chorus. Teupen’s love for modern jazz is shown on the piece Harp Revolution; every member improvises over the theme and even dares venture into the realm of free jazz.
01 – Fool on the hill
02 – Blue Tattoo
03 – Come Back and Shake Me
04 – Cornflower Girl
05 – Harp Revolution
06 – Love Me
07 – By the Willow Tree
08 – Theda
09 – Plaisir d’amour
10 – I Saw the Sun Goin’ Down
Produced by MPS-Records GmbH, Villingen.
Recorded on July 7-9 in Köln, Rhein, Germany.
Jonny Teupen – harp
Volker Kriegel – guitar
Jiggs Whigham – trombone
Shake Keane – trumpet
Dave Pike – vibraphone, percussion
J. A. Rettenbacher – bass, electric piano
Charly Antolini – drums
+ Günter Kallmann Chor