Ediciones Fontenebro / Spain / 2022 / CS
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"Jazz cello players are a rare species and so are French horn players. Fredi Alberti does both, and therefore he's the man to watch. He also plays piano, guitar and other instruments, freely mixing jazz, rock and classical idioms. It is with the cello however that he achieves the most interesting effects with frequent use of amplification and various electronic gadgets.
Fredi hails from the Frankfurt music scene and now studies music in Russelheim. For the last three years his music career has developed simultaneously as a member of various jazz-rock groups and as a solo concert performer. His current group Soundmaschine features other equally talented musicians.
Ingo Werner has studied double bass, piano, bassoon and directing at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt. Later on he played with pop, rock and jazz groups and even recorded a rock album for the Bellaphon label. He plays electric piano, synthesizer and percussion with the group.
Jo Kaufmann has also studied piano, bassoon and music teaching at Darmstadt. He then played first bassoon in an orchestra in Hamburg working simultasneously with rock and jazz groups. He plays EMS synthesizer, bassoon, Fender piano and self-made instruments now. Besides working with the group he also composes avant-garde classical pieces."
Fragment extracted from "Jazz Forum 35: The Magazine of The European Jazz Federation", 1975. Curiously enough, this edition of the magazine also contained a feature on Charlie Parker.