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The Flying Luttenbachers



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4 stars well this is where the luttenbachers start! weasel walter's avant/jazz/concept/band started as a free jazz band and as a admiration to a personal hero for weasel hal russell while russell was co-founder and origin of the band's name he never had a chance to appear any of the studio albums after the foundation of the band russell decided to spent more time with his legendary nrg ensemble and died in 92 and in 94 came the debut of "the luttenbachers" with full free jazz/style and this is (IMHO) the only "real" free jazz record luttenbachers did and what they did is absolutely magnificent body of work! the luttenbachers of this album are(aside from resident luttenbacher weasel) chad organ,jeb bishop,dylan posa, and a fellow nrg ensemble saxophonist ken vandermark. and the music is really have a chicago jazz scene feeling while saxophones holds a great deal of space here chad organ's work really impressed me he is really nothing less than russell or vendermark are and does a great job dealing with saxes. particularly in this album the whole "luttenbachers" epic conceptual end of the world story is not evident here signs of future sound can be traced between almost hardcore rhythm section still chaotic as a free jazz should be but not as inaccessible as noise prog sound of gods of chaos... so this is a very powerful debut for a very very strange band and a terrific starting point for a fresh "luttenbachers" listener. one of the accessible records of luttenbachers and while the band will change into some kind of brutal prog band along their career and develop a epic story based concept discography(just like magma) this one itself separates itself from the rest of the work of the band and stand alone as a good example of avant/jazz/rock fusion especially pointed stick 93B reminds me of the king crimson and maybe the strongest track in the album, playing in the dumpster shows some ornette coleman sensitivity and another strong piece. there are also some other songs have a really tightly composed feeling especially brainstorm is a strong and really enjoyable listen. while the songs like critic stomp and the indiscreet notion are just free-form jazz chaotic but extremely powerful songs. so this is a very fine and strong debut effort from weasel and co. and gives you a hint of what will come afterwards a definite listen for jazz enthusiast and maybe the only place that you can hear the saxes that strong in an luttenbachers record so recommended and a solid 4.5 out of 5...
ourlawisliberty | 4/5 |


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