INTAKT RECORDS – CD-REVIEWS
GÜNTER BABY SOMMER
BABY'S PARTY. GUEST: TILL BRÖNNER

Intakt CD 303/ 2018


 

 

 

 

Dettlef A. Ott, Jazzpodium, Juli-August 2018

 

 

Werner Barth, Radio BRF 1, Belgium, 27.7. 2018


Jean Buzelin, CultureJazz.fr, Aug 2018

 

 

Gunter 'Baby' Sommer reigns supreme as one of the greatest of all early FMP drummers, having worked with Peter Kowald, Wadada Leo Smith, Manfred Schoof, Peter Brotzmann and Connie Bauer. I didn't know about trumpeter & flugelhornist, Till Bronner, until this disc showed up but he is indeed something special. It turns out that Bronner also appears on a disc with jazz vocalist Mark Murphy.
This disc is superbly recorded, the duo sounds most enchanting in a clean, warm sounding studio. Mr. Sommer is often playing just cymbals or small percussive objects, creating his own specious magic while Mr. Bronner plays with elegance and often tender restraint. There a couple of select covers here, "Danny Boy" and "Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood". Danny Boy" is handled nicely with an incredible, elegant solo from Mr. Bronner. Mr. Sommer switches to just brushes on a piece called, "Flinke Besen", and sounds like Han Bennink when he is just playing lone snare drum. Mr. Sommer has down several duo (with Wadada Leo Smith & Ulrich Gumpert) and trio dates, each one wonderful in its own way. Mr. Sommer also plays jaw-harp on one piece and again knows how to coax magical, rhythmic accompaniment for this righteous duo. I had this disc on the other day at the store and a couple came up and asked what this enchanting music was..? They know that something special was going on here and you will as well.

Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York ,Friday, August 17th, 2018    

 

Rigobert Dittmann, BA 99, Aug 2018

 

Henry Kozok, Radiohoerer Blog, Aug 15, 2018

 

 

Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, August 22, 2018

 

Tilmann P. Gangloff, Südkurier Nr.195, Aug 24 2018

 

Hans-Jürgen Schaal, Kultkomplott, Aug 25 2018

 

Ulrich Steinmetzger, Leipziger Volkszeitung, Aug 24 2018

 

Josef Engels/Rolf Thomas, Jazzthing, Sept/Oct 2018

 

 

 

Bert Noglik, mdr, 25. August 2018

 

 

Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine, July 31, 2018

 

 

 

Lynn René Bayley, artmusiclounge, August 14, 2018

 

 

 

Matt Micucci, Jazziz, August 2018

 

 

Kimio Oikawa, Jazztokyo, August 2018

 

 

 

Michael Ernst, Dresdner Neuste Nachrichten, 25. August 2018

 

Phil Freeman, Stereogum, Sept 21 2018

 

Ulrich Steinmetzger, Hannoversche Allgemeine, Sept 20 2018

 

Martin Schuster, Concerto #5, Oct 2018

 

Pachi Tapiz, Tomajazz Podcast, Oct 2018

 

Kevin Coultas, inonthecorner.com, Oct 14 2018

 

Peter Rüedi, Die Weltwoche, 25. Oktober 2018

 

Gerd Filtgen, Fono Forum, Oct 2018

 

Pirmin Bossart, Jazz'n'More Magazine, Nov 2018

 

Guido Festinese, Il Maniefesto, Italia, Sabato 10 Nov 2018

 

Claude Loxhay, Jazzhalo, November 2018

 

Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4/2018, November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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