2000 , april

Linar Notes:

A.I.R. – All India Radio (Carla Bley) One of Carla Bley’s unorthodox compositions, using the lydian mode. Together with its odd time signature, this title always seems to be the most archaic we play, especially through its invitation to crescendo improvisation. Finally we found out what the title’s for: after soloing there’s no more AIR in Walter’s lungs!

Depois do amor o vazio (Wayne Shorter) Hope we’ve got the feeling the title longs for. You will find the original tune with its extended ans spacious melody on Wayne horters’s 1970 album Odyssey of Iska.

Naima (John Coltrane) Coltrane’s great ballad – creates a special mood fitting perfectly to our idea of a shining-through jazz. Not to forget, Beverly Daley sings the lyrics of Lonnie Liston Smith.

Caravan (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) Our version of this classic jazz tune. We „streched“ the chorus, harmonically using an arrangement by Monia Liter from 1954.

Armageddon (Wayne Shorter) Surely the most „jazzy“ tune because its blues melody and minor seventh chords. Again one of the many Wayne Shorter compositions we like very much owing to their openness, taken here from his 1964 album Night Dreamer

Dolphin Dance (Herbie Hancock) A well-known ballad from Herbies’s 1965 album Maiden Voyage, partly rearranged just to let the dolphins dance on the waves. Listen to the moving water, oozing out of Christoph’s udu drums.

Caminho de Pedra (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes)
Finally Christoph couldn’t stop Walter & Detlef singing this charming little tune.