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Song Cycle presents a reissue of Snapshot: Jazz Now Jazz Aus Der DDR, originally released on FMP in 1980. In August 1979, East German musicians were invited to perform a three-day festival in West Berlin. Billed as "Jazz Now," this landmark meeting was recorded and initially released in a limited edition. From stunning duos to challenging small-group performances, from large rave-ups to Mingus nods, Snapshot: Jazz Now Jazz Aus Der DDR provides much more than that name suggests. It's as complete a portrait of jazz in the GDR as one is ever likely to find, and a moment in time that continues to reverberate -- via these sounds -- today. Features: Berliner Improvisations Quartett, Gumpert/Sommer Duo, Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio, Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band, Studio IV, Gumpert/Sommer and Manfred Hering, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Quartett, and Hans Rempel Orchester. Gatefold sleeve, edition of 500.
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