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Monday, April 06, 2009

Frank Gratkowski - Zurich 2004

Next one from the dime series - this is gone over there already. At least it was snatched 82 times (and it was a re-seed - here's my little write-up from dime:

This recording by Frank Gratkowski is from a concert I attended. It was pretty good, though they followed a terrific set by Barry Guy's New Orchestra, which left me totally exhausted. Heard on its own though, it's fine (and funny enough, the Barry Guy doesn't really work on tape, although live it was one of the most intense concert I ever witnessed).

Here's Gratkowski's homepage, and here's some info on the EFI site.

(Note: I do have a recording of the Guy concert, but it's pretty boring - a perfect example where a great concert did not transfer well to a recording...)

Frank Gratkowski
Zürich (Switzerland), Rote Fabrik
May 9, 2004

Wolter Wierbos - trombone
Frank Gratkowski - alto sax & contrabass clarinet
Dieter Manderscheid - bass
Gerry Hemingway - drums

1. Part I (29:35)
2. Part II (19:38) [inc]

TT: 49:13

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 broadcast
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > CDR
Additional (2009): EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred tracks) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded and transferred (2004) and shared on dimeadozen (Jan 2009) by ubu

Note: the second of two parts performed at the concert is incomplete by some minutes


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

wightdj said...

Don't miss seeing Gratkowski live-- always inspiring performer, whatever the context. Thanks.