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Fred Van Hove - The Complete Vogel Recordings (1972/74) (CD)


Fred Van Hove - The Complete Vogel Recordings (1972/74) (CD)

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Release Date: 03/31/09

In The Early '70S, Belgian Improvisor Fred Van Hove Released Three Lps On The Vogel Label. These Recordings, Issued In Very Small Quantitites, Have Become Some Of The Most Sought-After And Difficult To Find Items In The Canon Of European Improvised Music. Even Some Of The Hardest-Digging Vinyl Freaks Haven'T Heard Of These Treasures- Let Alone Own Them. Compiling The Two Solo Vogel Records (Fred Van Hove And Live At The University) And One Record Of Duets With Tenor Saxophonist Cel Overberghe (Een Tweede Vogel), As Well As An Even Rarer 7-Inch 45 By Van Hove And Overberghe, Complete Vogel Recordings Offers A Rare Document Of One Of The Greatest Pianists In Free Music From A Particularly Fertile Period In His Career. In Addition To The Tenor/Piano Duets, The Record With Overberghe Includes Some Musique Concrete And Overdubbed Parts, With The Saxophonist On Bass And Drums And Van Hove On Organ; Live At The University Features Van Hove On Conventional Piano, But Also Performing His Special Prepared Piano Improvisation With Ping-Pong Balls On The Strings.<br /><br />As A Visual Complement To This Two-Disc Set Of Astonishing Music, Ums Has Included A Lavish Gallery Of Photographs By Award-Winning Photographer G'rard Rouy, Taken During The Era Of The Lps. For Listeners Just Coming To The Music Of Fred Van Hove, Perhaps Through His Important Membership In The Br'tzmann/Van Hove/Bennink Trio (Ums Has Also Just Reissued Their Classic Fmp Lp Titled Balls), Or Through His Continuously Stunning New Music, This Plump Package Will Prove An Invaluable Insight, And For Listeners Already Steeped In Van Hove, It Will Of Course Become Mandatory Listening.

Genre: Jazz
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