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Dewan Motihar Trio, Irene Schweizer Trio*, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen ‎–

Jazz Meets India

-Jazz Meets India-NEW CD


Jazz Meets India



Jazz Meets India
promising music / MPS 
Even from the globalized world’s point of view in the year 2010 every time you listen to recordings and tours Joachim Ernst Berendt initiated especially in the 1960s you are completely amazed about his visionary character. Among the many sessions he produced with musicians from different cultures there is one special landmark album on MPS which showcases his ceaseless explorations in the meeting of different cultures as a stunning work-in-progress. At the same time this recording was the beginning of his long and profound excursions into the “Jazz meets the World” series.

According to Mani Neumeier, the incomparable drum wizard, J.E. Berendt approached him one day asking if he had connections to Indian musicians. Indeed, Neumeier had enjoyed lessons with the tabla master Keshav Sathe in London (1965), in order to explore how to get rid of the old-fashioned way of playing jazz by integrating the philosophy of Eastern musical systems into his art.

Neumeier convinced Berendt to get the “Jazz meets India” idea into shape by engaging the Irène Schweizer trio (which also featured bassist Uli Trepte) and calling in Keshav Sathe and two of his companions. Luckily one of them was no less a person than sitar player Dewan Motihar, student of Ravi and responsible for arousing the Beatles’ interest in India. To create a colourful link for the two trios Berendt grouped trumpet player Manfred Schoof and French saxophonist Barney Wilen in-between and thus created an ensemble which reflected the state of mind of the late ‘60s in a beautiful way.

The three recordings on ”Jazz meets India” are a breathtaking documentary of how the different parts of the band feel their way towards the other culture. You can vividly witness the laboratory character of the session in Mohitar’s epic “Sun Love”, inspired by a graphical sketch of Neumeier and based on the Raga “Bhairvi”. The Indian ensemble starts creating the mood, is gently joined by Irène’s piano revolving around the sitar, before a free improvisation develops with expressive solos of Schoof and Wilen, alternated by Motihar’s contemplative interludes. “YAAD” is a dreamlike piece which spins around Motihar’s lyrical, even bluesy voice and the caressing soprano sax in tranquility. The final track “Brigach and Ganges” builds a bridge between the banks of the little Black Forest river near the MPS-studio and the giant Indian waterway. This time it happens the other way: It evolves as a free jazz piece with the collective horns and bass impro and steers into the Indian river once again with dialogues between Motihar and Schweizer as well as Schoof, pushed forward to the closing section by Neumeier’s eruptive adventures.

In his original liner notes Berendt points out that this is by no means an attempt to prove the unity of Jazz and Indian music. But it is a stunning set in which it is a natural course of action that every musician respects and listens to each other – and we dare to say a more sincere approach to Indian music than many of the half-hearted world music blendings of nowadays.
tracks:(originally) SIDE A1.SUN LOVE 17:44 (originally) SIDE B2.YAAD 5:19 3.BRIGACH AND GANGES 14:35  cast:IRÈNE SCHWEIZER - pianoMANI NEUMEIER – drumsULI TREPTE – acoustic bassDEWAN MOTIHAR - sitar, vocalsKESHAV SATHE - tablasKUSUM THAKUR - tamburaBARNEY WILEN - tenor and soprano saxesMANFRED SCHOOF - trumpet, cornet

Dewan Motihar Trio, Irene Schweizer Trio*, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen ‎– Jazz Meets India
Promising Music ‎– 441142 CD, MPS Records ‎– 441142 CD
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
26 Mar 2010
Free Jazz, Modal


1     Sun Love

    Composed By – Dewan Motihar*, Mani Neumeier

2     Yaad

    Composed By – Dewan Motihar*

3     Brigach And Ganges

    Composed By – Manfred Schoof

Companies, etc.

    Licensed From – Universal Classics & Jazz
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – MPS Records
    Copyright (c) – Promising Music


    Acoustic Bass – Uli Trepte
    Cornet, Trumpet – Manfred Schoof
    Design [Graphics] – Heinz Bähr (2)
    Drums – Mani Neumeier
    Engineer – Rolf Donner, Rolf Donner
    Liner Notes [Original] – Joachim E. Berendt*
    Piano – Irène Schweizer*
    Producer – Joachim Ernst Berendt
    Remastered By [Digitally Remastered] – Arnold Kasar
    Sitar, Vocals – Dewan Motihar*
    Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Barney Wilen
    Tabla – Keshay Sathe*
    Tambura – Kusum Thakur

"24-Bit Re-Mastering of the Original Tapes"
Reissued in mini LP replica sleeve.

Recorded October 23rd, 1967 in Saba Tonstudio, Villingen, Schwarzwald in Germany.

℗ 1967 MPS Records
© 2010 promising music, licensed from Universal Classics & Jazz, a Division of Universal Music GmBH
Made in Germany
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode (Scanned): 602527326238
    Barcode (Text): 6 02527 32623 8
    Label Code: LC 00979
    Rights Society: GEMA

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