Intakt CD 303/ 2018





Dettlef A. Ott, Jazzpodium, Juli-August 2018



Werner Barth, Radio BRF 1, Belgium, 27.7. 2018

Jean Buzelin,, Aug 2018



Gunter 'Baby' Sommer reigns supreme as one of the greatest of all early FMP drummers, having worked with Peter Kowald, Wadada Leo Smith, Manfred Schoof, Peter Brotzmann and Connie Bauer. I didn't know about trumpeter & flugelhornist, Till Bronner, until this disc showed up but he is indeed something special. It turns out that Bronner also appears on a disc with jazz vocalist Mark Murphy.
This disc is superbly recorded, the duo sounds most enchanting in a clean, warm sounding studio. Mr. Sommer is often playing just cymbals or small percussive objects, creating his own specious magic while Mr. Bronner plays with elegance and often tender restraint. There a couple of select covers here, "Danny Boy" and "Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood". Danny Boy" is handled nicely with an incredible, elegant solo from Mr. Bronner. Mr. Sommer switches to just brushes on a piece called, "Flinke Besen", and sounds like Han Bennink when he is just playing lone snare drum. Mr. Sommer has down several duo (with Wadada Leo Smith & Ulrich Gumpert) and trio dates, each one wonderful in its own way. Mr. Sommer also plays jaw-harp on one piece and again knows how to coax magical, rhythmic accompaniment for this righteous duo. I had this disc on the other day at the store and a couple came up and asked what this enchanting music was..? They know that something special was going on here and you will as well.

Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York ,Friday, August 17th, 2018    


Rigobert Dittmann, BA 99, Aug 2018


Henry Kozok, Radiohoerer Blog, Aug 15, 2018



Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, August 22, 2018


Tilmann P. Gangloff, Südkurier Nr.195, Aug 24 2018


Hans-Jürgen Schaal, Kultkomplott, Aug 25 2018


Ulrich Steinmetzger, Leipziger Volkszeitung, Aug 24 2018


Josef Engels/Rolf Thomas, Jazzthing, Sept/Oct 2018




Bert Noglik, mdr, 25. August 2018



Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine, July 31, 2018




Lynn René Bayley, artmusiclounge, August 14, 2018




Matt Micucci, Jazziz, August 2018



Kimio Oikawa, Jazztokyo, August 2018




Michael Ernst, Dresdner Neuste Nachrichten, 25. August 2018


Phil Freeman, Stereogum, Sept 21 2018


Ulrich Steinmetzger, Hannoversche Allgemeine, Sept 20 2018


Martin Schuster, Concerto #5, Oct 2018


Pachi Tapiz, Tomajazz Podcast, Oct 2018


Kevin Coultas,, Oct 14 2018


Peter Rüedi, Die Weltwoche, 25. Oktober 2018


Gerd Filtgen, Fono Forum, Oct 2018


Pirmin Bossart, Jazz'n'More Magazine, Nov 2018


Guido Festinese, Il Manifesto, Italia, Sabato 10 Nov 2018


Claude Loxhay, Jazzhalo, November 2018


Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4/2018, November 2018


Martin Schray, The Free Jazz Collective Blog, 11 Nov 2018


Yukinori Omura, Hiroki Sugita, Japan Jazz, Jan 2019


Guy Peters, Jazz'n'Mo #6, Dec 2018


John Litweiler, Point of Departure, Dec 2018



Bruno Pfeiffer, Libéation, Paris, 21 Décembre 2018 - Qualifiés on 2018:


Ed Hazell, Jazziz Magazine, Jan 2019


Outhere Music, Jan 2019


Luc Bouquet, Improjazz, Février, 2019


Nick Ostrum, The Free Jazz Collective, Nov 11 2018



All Music. Year in Review 2018, January 2019


Matt Collar,, Aug 2019


Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine Print Edition, 2019


Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine Print Edition, 2019






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