Samstag, 24. März 2018


I would like to add some excerpts of concerts. All are rare and have a certain connection with part of my life. Please keep in mind that neither do I have or somebody else has the publishing rights.

At the end of this post you can find a listing of all performances. First the ones in the Alte Kirche. Later I will add the other concerts in Rottweil etc. And maybe - if my life lasts long enough - some remembrances to some of the events and if notes still exist the titles played.

This was the first concert I organized in a small church in the Black Forest. I was the local dentist in Fluorn-Winzeln and had the idea to invite musicians to do some work on their teeth and in return they would play a concert. 
The first who came was James Newton from L.A., at that time only known to few people in Europe. A very expensive poster for announcement was printed. Small handmade tickets were prepared, just two lights kept the abbey a bit dark, my Revox reel-to-reel with 7 1/2 speed was rolling and now after nearly 40 years everybody who likes James' music, can hear 3 titles. I hope that James still remembers and is not angry to hear part of his wonderful solo performance. Otherwise, dear James, drop a line and I will erase all immediately.
Michael Frohne

Alte Kirche, Fluorn-Winzeln October 24, 1981
James Newton solo-fl

1. Malac uqua be (05:10)
2. Unknown (05:45)
3. Rose '68 '69 (07:00)

additional titles played
How I felt - Nefertiti
Epre rao econ

Another concert from which I still have a recording is the one in autumn 1981. A week before the concert while drilling holes in teeth I got a phone call from Gabi Kleinschmidt who asked "Do you want to have the World Saxophone Quartet?" Of course, my answer was "Yes!" But what about the money? I remembered my meeting with the promoter of the Moers Festival some years before who showed me the contract with the WSQ, in which not only the money was above all imaginations but even company of the animal crackers was mentioned. But Gabi Kleinschmidt said "Just for the door". Great. But the troubles started when the day of performance came. All five - Ming Murray was also there - arrived with different trains. Interpol was behind them because they didn't pay for the tickets back to US. I was able to solve this problem because the owner of the travel agency was a friend of mine. So the concert could happen. I rented four rooms in a small guest-house. But after the concert they wanted a bus immediately to go right back to Stuttgart to reach a plane. Even this was solved. Somebody from the audience was so kind to drive them. 
The concert was fantastic - the happenings before and afterwards horrible.
Don't worry about that, just enjoy listening to 3 wonderful titles from the second part of the concert in the Old Church.

Alte Kirche, Fluorn-Winzeln November 19, 1981
Julius Hemphill as, fl / Oliver Lake as, fl / David Murray ts, bcl / Hamiet Bluiett bs, fl, a-cl

1. Konzert

James Newton December 6, 1979
James Newton fl

2. Konzert
Doug Hammond Trio March 3, 1980
Doug Hammond dr / Suleiman Hakim as, ss / Rocky Knauer b

3. Konzert
Gunter Hampel Galaxie Dream Band April 25, 1980
Gunter Hampel vib, fl, bcl / Perry Robinson cl / Mark Whitecage as, fl / Thomas Keyserling ts, fl / Jay Oliver b / Martin Bues dr / Jeanne Lee voc

4. Konzert
Miriam June 19, 1980
Helmuth Lindlar b-g / Gerhard Daum g / Joachim Bernd „Uhuru“ Uhl dr

5. Konzert
John Handy solo December 12, 1980
John Handy as
Jäckle-Sprenger Duo
Burkhard Jäckle fl / Peter Sprenger elp

Chicago Blues Festival 1981 (exact date unknown)
Zora Young, Queen Sylvia Embry, LaVelle White voc / Larry Davis g / b, dr unknown

SOS 1981 (exact date unknown)
Kabarett und Lieder mit Haidi Günthner-Schürmann rec

Gunter Hampel Galaxie Dream Band January 11, 1981
Gunter Hampel vib, bcl / Thomas Keyserling as, fl / Martin Bues dr / Jeanne Lee voc

Smith – Kowald – Sommer February 12, 1981
Leo Smith tp, flh, thumb-piano, bamboo-fl / Peter Kowald b / Günter Sommer dr, perc, gongs

Doug Hammond Trio March 26, 1981
Steve Coleman as / Muneer Abdul-Fataah cello / Doug Hammond dr

Christof Stählin April 26, 1981
Christof Stählin g, voc

Akira Sakata Trio May 14, 1981
Akira Sakata cl / Hiroshi Yoshino b / Nobuo Fuji dr

Zeitenwende May 26, 1981

Die Karrensalber (Bauernoper von Yaak Karsunke)

Music Ensemble of Benares June 25, 1981
Pandit Shivanath Mishra sitar / Prakash Maharaj tabla / Günher Paust

Afro Algonquin September 26, 1981
Lee Rozie as / Rick Rozie b / Doug Hammond dr

James Newton October 24, 1981
James Newton fl

Orexis November 14, 1981
Georg Lawall g / Knut Rössler fl, ss, ts / Dizzy Pandtle tablas, perc, fl / Gert Kilian xylophon, ballaphon, perc

World Saxophone Quartet November 19, 1981
Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett sax

Leszek Zadlo January 30, 1982
Leszek Zadlo ts, ss / Rocky Knauer b / Joe Nay dr

Lee Konitz – Albert Mangelsdorff March 13, 1982
Albert Mangelsdorff tb / Lee Konitz as

Jemeel Moondoc & Muntu April 22, 1982
Jemeel Moondoc as, perc / Roy Campbell tp, flh, bells / Jay Oliver b / Steven McCraven dr

Jazz aus der DDR June 27, 1982
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky as, cl, fl, bs / Heinz Becker tp, flh, fl / Klaus Koch b

Sam Rivers Quartet October 23, 1982
Sam Rivers ts, ss, fl, voice / Allan Ginape g / Santi diBriano b / Steve McCraven dr, voice

Elemente November 14, 1982
Christian Bollmann comp / Christiane Hagen movements

New Trio November 24, 1982
Marty Ehrlich as, fl, bcl / John Lindberg b / John Betsch dr

Luis Martin Diego December 4, 1982
Luis Martin Diego g

Drei Teile Tanz  1983 (exact date unknown)
Gabi Goos dance / Ilse Teipelke installation

Es war einmal / Gnome unter sich
Motte (Figurentheater)

Hannibal Marvin Peterson January 22, 1983
Hannibal Marvin Peterson tp / Michael Cochrane or Ron Burton elp / Diedre Murray cello / T.M. Stevens b / Allan Nelson dr / Pat Peterson voc

Idris Ackmoor Duo March 26, 1983
Idris Ackamoor sax, keyboards / Rhodessa Jones dr

Music Ensemble of Benares May 23, 1983
Pandit Shivanath Mishra sitar / Prakash Maharaj table / Ustad Khadim Ali Khan / Vikash Maharaj, Günther Paust

ZuginsFeld July 10, 1983 (text: Otto Nebel)
Lukas H. Lindenmaier perc / Dieter Neuhaus rec

Jazz aus Los Angeles September 10, 1983
Vinny Golia sax / Roberto Miranda b / Steve Clover dr

Lee Konitz October 9, 1983
Lee Konitz as / Harold Danko p

Evan Parker – Steve Lacy November 16, 1983
Evan Parker ss, ts / Steve Lacy ss