Hans Koller – Free Sound & Super Brass (1977/2021) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Hans Koller – Free Sound & Super Brass (1977/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:03 minutes | 815 MB | Genre: Jazz
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After 20 successful years in Germany, where he rose above all in the 1950s with his “New Jazz Stars” to the scene central figure, the Viennese saxophonist Hans Koller returned to his hometown in 1970 and concentrated here above all on his new, free jazz-oriented “Free Sound”band with young musicians. Every now and then, however, he still had the sense of large-format big band sound, which he had lived out in 1968 in the expansive orchestra suite “New York City” :

“Free Sound & Super Brass” was the name of Koller’s short – lived project in 1975/76, in which he-with pianist Wolfgang Dauner as co – leader-expanded his quartet to include a top-class brass replacement consisting of seven trumpeters and flugelhornists (including Ack van Rooyen, Kenny Wheeler and Herbert Joos) as well as five trombonists (Albert Mangelsdorff, Erich Kleinschuster and others). The orchestra recorded a record in October 1975 in the Audimax of the Vienna University of Technology, and one year later, on October 23, 1975, in the auditorium of the Vienna University of Technology. September 1976, “Free Sound & Super Brass” performed in a memorable concert in the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. In the unpublished ORF recording compositions Koller’s are heard, which are not included on the LP, including “act, down the stairs, rising,” and “the village of ballad”. Helmut Jasbar presents exactly on the day of the 100. On the occasion of Hans Koller’s birthday this find from the ORF archive.


1 Scarlet No. 2
2 Opening
3 Yin