Thursday, 9 January 2014

Changes, Home Again and Some More Changes (1979, 1980)












When I checked in on the old prognotfrog posts, I saw that only the first Changes record was posted, and the link was dead, so I figured I would post these-- presumably there must be a demand for them.  Recall they appeared in the VA - Berlin Fusion album (despite their not really being fusion, as he pointed out in the writeup, describing it as "German jazz") along with Arakontis, Margo, and Chameleon.  Of the 4 artists, the last one is the best or most progressive.  

But I figured I should post these since I mentioned them so recently.  They are a great example of smooth, ECM-style German jazz.  Information here.  Notice the writeup of the band: "An obscure German fusion outfit featuring Wolfgang Engstfeld and Uli Beckerhoff, both formerly of Jazztrack."

Once again, the same remarks as before: the more you hear the more you need to hear.  Jazztrack was a very similar band with smooth jazz and tediously long improvisations who did 4 albums total.  I cannot say I recommend them, unless you're a straight jazz fan.

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  3. Great post ,mate.Love it.But the music is so different to Berlin Fusion,so I did some research.They are actually two different bands.The one on Berlin Fusion is :Niko Schäuble (percussion), Matthias Loose (bass), Joachim Litty (reeds), Joachim Seidel (guitar), Klaus Walter (drums), Dietmar Peetz (keyboards).
    The one on these two albums:

    Bass – Peter Bockius
    Drums – Peter Weiss (4)
    Piano – Ed Kröger
    Saxophone – Wolfgang Engstfeld
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Uli Beckerhoff

    Keep up your good work.This weekend will dig for the Rozz albums.

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  4. Of course, it makes sense now. Thanks for the info.

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  5. Any chance these will get uploaded again?

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  6. Any chance these get uploaded again.
    Thanks for the outstanding collection of gems.

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    1. no prblm here you go:

      Changes some more

      https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/z7c67z

      Changes home again

      https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/1fqgr1

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