Herbert Bodzin – Revival: The Electric Jazz Rock Recordings (2017) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Herbert Bodzin – Revival: The Electric Jazz Rock Recordings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 22:19 minutes | 254 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © The Artless Cuckoo

“Revival” is an as-of-yet totally undiscovered electric jazz rock recording from 1977 composed by visual artist, activist and multi instrumentalist Herbert Bodzin. Bodzin, born in 1936, was a prominent figure in the local scene and initiator of the Jazzclub Hohenlimburg from 1957 to 1964. Hohenlimburg was where artists like Doldinger and the George Maycock Trio performed during the golden age of modern jazz and hard bop. On “Revival” you can expect straight, yet soulful fusion featuring deep downtempo and psychedelic flute breaks for the rare groove aficionado.

Bodzin himself is featured on piano, flute and synthesizer. Especially in his electronically created “string arrangements”, the delayed Rhodes sound and the phased flute he gives this album a special, personal touch. Fellow musicians are Hans Kämper (of legendary Krautrock group Annexus Quam) on trombone and guitar, Bernd Szemeitzke on drums, Peter Johannesdotter on percussion, while Bernd Schöttner played electric bass.

The original source for “Revival” is a true vinyl oddity called “Niedersächsische Schlachteplatte”. An LP that was privately released by an artist collective as a protest recording against the division and reformation of rural districts close to Bremen. On the original album, the music was overdubbed with political speeches and poetry in “Platt”, a northern German dialect. Nothing that the average jazz listener could really relate to.

Now, for the first time, the album is available in completely instrumental form and with brand new artwork. We hope that through this release, the music can finally reach the ears and hearts of the serious jazz lover as well as the fusion and rare groove enthusiast. We are assured that it will become an essential item in any serious collection. Herbert Bodzin’s “Revival”, a recording that had remained a hidden treasure for far too long.

01. Herbert Bodzin – Land of Hoya (03:17)
02. Herbert Bodzin – Let Me Tell You This (03:39)
03. Herbert Bodzin – The Spoon Out (04:32)
04. Herbert Bodzin – Solidarity (03:54)
05. Herbert Bodzin – Flute of Freedom (03:07)
06. Herbert Bodzin – Never The Less (03:48)