Unit Records UTR 4068 Half a lifetime


Fredy Studer/Christy Doran

Double CD, all tracks featuring Fredy Studer, drums, percussion and Christy Doran, electric guitar, in a variety of combinations:

CD A:

Ray Anderson, trombone: Collage (08.14). Recorded 25 April 1994, Radio Studio Zürich, Switzerland.

Sonny Sharrock, electric guitar; Rosko Gee, electric bass, announcement: Blind Willie (06.38). Recorded 8 July 1989, Pilatus-Festival, Luzern.

Phil Minton, voice, trumpet; Amin Ali, electric bass; Tom Cora, cello: If 6 was 9 (11.59). Recorded 11 March 1994, Altes E-Werk, Göppingen, Germany.

Om and guests [Urs Leimgruber, tenor saxophone; Bobby Burri, bass; Dom Um Romao, percussion, voice; Wolfgang Dauner, piano, Oberheim synthesizer]: Sono du wase (12.53). Recorded 28 October 1979, Limmathaus, International Jazz Festival, Zurich.

Red Twist & Tuned Arrow [with Stephan Wittwer, electric guitar, synthesizer]: Belluard (05.06). Recorded 27 October 1985, Volkshaus International Jazz Festival, Zurich.

Christy Doran, solo: Solotude (05.28). Recorded 21 April 1979, Gemeindezentrum Meierskappel, Switzerland.

Mani Zweili, electric bass: Filght through the tunnel (01.38). Recorded 30 May 1989, Soundville Recording Studios, Luzern, Switzerland.

Bobby Burri, bass; Olivier Magnenat, bass: Siren (01.38). Recorded 31 August 1989, Festhalle, International Jazz Festival Willisau, Switzerland.

Urs Blöchlinger, alto saxophone; Mich Gerber, bass; Günter Müller, drums, electronics: Voressen (03.55). Recorded 15 January 1993, Jazzclub Allmend, Oberengstringen, Switzerland.

Fredy Studer, solo: Puls (04.03). Recorded 27 August 1977, Festhalle, International Jazz Festival Willisau, Switzerland.

Mich Geber, bass; Olivier Magnenat, bass: Axelstein (01.38). Recorded 27 June 1992, Glass Slipper Club, International Jazz Festival, Vancouver, Canada.

CD B:

Studer/Doran duo: Half a lifetime (10.35). Recorded 21 January 1994, CaBaRe Club, Zürich.

Om and guests [Urs Leimgruber, soprano, tenor saxophone; Bobby Burri, bass; Dom Um Romao, percussion, voice; Charlie Mariano, alto, soprano saxophone; Manfred Schoof, trumpet; Jasper Van't Hof, piano, electric piano, keyboard; Trilok Gurtu, percussion, voice]: Back to front (17.22). Recorded 5 June 1982, Mohren, Willisau.

Günter Müller, drums, electronics: Mad dogs and Englishmen (04.16). Recorded 15 January 1993, Jazzclub Allmend, Oberengstringen, Switzerland.

Red Twist & Tuned Arrow [with Stephan Wittwer, electric guitar, sequencer programming]: Kater karlo (06.24). Recorded 12 August 1985, Sedel rehearsal room, Luzern, Switzerland.

Bobby Burri, bass; Olivier Magnenat, bass: Phoenix (01.38). Recorded 31 August 1989, Festhalle, International Jazz Festival Willisau, Switzerland.

Hans Koch, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Martin Schütz, electric 5-string cello: Lucky can (10.51). Recorded 18 October 1992, Schüür, Luzern.

Phil Minton, voice; Django Bates, keyboards; Amin Ali, electric bass: Fire (05.54). Recorded 26 April 1993, Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass; J-F Jenny Clark, bass: Quasar (09.24). Recorded 31 January 1994, Jazzclub, Hanover, Germany.

Front cover drawing (reproduced above) by Roland Bucher.


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