Wolfgang Dauner's Et Cetera: Et Cetera (1971) (2008 Remaster + Bonus Tracks) [FLAC]

Artist: Wolfgang Dauner's Et Cetera

Album: Et Cetera
Genre: Jazz-Fusion, Krautrock
Year: 1971
Country: Germany
Label/Catalog: Long Hair Records / LHC000071 (2008 Remaster)

Format: FLAC (image+cue+log)

Et Cetera (não confundir com a banda progressiva francesa de mesmo nome) foi um dos projetos do renomado pianista alemão Wolfgang Dauner, ativo na cena do jazz alemão desde o início dos anos 60 e que já havia formado seus próprios trios, quartetos e quintetos. Para esse mega projeto, Dauner contou com o apoio de outros músicos bastante talentosos, a começar pelo guitarrista Sigi Schwab, que usava uma enorme variedade de instrumentos de corda e que, além de já ter participado de outros projetos com Dauner, foi integrante do Embryo, tendo participado dos álbuns 'Father Son And Holy Ghosts' e 'Rocksession'. Também havia o baixista Eberhard Weber, já atuante na cena do jazz e que ganhou mais credibilidade ao lançar o 'The Colours Of Chloë', seu primeiro álbum solo. Como baterista, havia o estadunidense Fred Braceful, que também já era um velho conhecido de Dauner - assim como o percussionista Roland Wittich - e que após o fim do Et Cetera, ele passou a ser integrante do Exmagma, outra banda de jazz-fusion mais experimental.

O som do Et Cetera era enriquecido por uma enorme variedade de instrumentos e que de longe fazia a banda se diferenciar de qualquer outra derivada de jazz, se é que para todos, o Et Cetera realmente seguia alguma vertente do jazz. Por isso que na época que este álbum foi lançado, a banda foi logo absorvida e aceita pelo público do "krautrock". E, sem dúvida, um dos maiores projetos já elaborados por Wolfgang Dauner.

Et Cetera (not to confuse with the French progressive band of the same name) was one of the projects led by the renowned German pianist Wolfgang Dauner, active in the German jazz scene since the early 1960s and which had already formed his own trios, quartets and quintets. For this mega project, Dauner was fully supported by a crew of outstanding musicians, beginning from the guitarrist Sigi Schwab, who used a wide range of string instruments and who, besides having supported Dauner in other projects, was also an Embryo member, playing his role on 'Father Son And Holy Ghosts' and 'Rocksession' albums. There was also the bassist Eberhard Weber, already active on the jazz scene and which gained more credibility releasing 'The Colours Of Chloë', his debut album. The US drummer Fred Braceful was called in for being a Dauner's old friend - as well as Roland Wittich - who after Et Cetera disbanded, joined Exmagma, another experimental jazz-fusion band.

Et Cetera' sound was enriched by a huge range of instruments and by far it was something completely different from any other one derived from jazz, if for everybody, Et Cetera was really into any jazz tides. Therefore, by the time this album was released, the band quickly built a following by the "krautrock" audience. And, undoubtely, one of the greatest Wolfgang Dauner's projects ever made.

01 Thursday Morning Sunrise (11:35)
02 Lady Blue (3:02)
03 Mellodrama Nr. 2 A (5:12)
04 Raga (16:11)
05 Milkstreets (4:08)
Bonus Tracks
06 Behind The Stage (6:35)
07 Tau Ceti (7:10)
08 Kabul (8:51)

Wolfgang Dauner - synthesizer, piano, clavinett, claviocord, ringmodulator, electric percussion, trumpet, flutes, other electric instruments
Sigi Schwab - guitars, surmandel, sitar, tarang, lute, veena, sarangi, tambura, psalter, flutes, balafon, The Bag, kalimba, ringmodulator
Eberhard Weber - basses, cello
Fred Braceful - percussion, vocals, one-string-guitar-bongo
Roland Wittich - percussion

Originally released as Global Records 6306 901 in 1971.


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  1. Et Cetera was a synonym (or alias), which used Wolfgang Dauner in the early 70s for his band. Dauner, born in 1935 in Stuttgart, is still one of the most popular and renowned German jazz musician. After graduating from the Academy of Music in Stuttgart (in technical trumpet) he founded in 1963 with bassist Eberhard Weber and American percussionist Fred Braceful the Wolfgang Dauner Trio. This became the core of the band, the end of the decade and in the early 70s as Wolfgang Dauner Quintet, Wolfgang Dauner Group or just record should occur and Et Cetera.

    During this time, Dauner turned his ever-changing musicians (only Weber and Braceful were almost always present), based on a jazzy base, popular, contemporary music genres (rock, psychedelia, pop), built at the same time also an avant-garde and free improvisations in his plays. Under the name Et Cetera played Dauner three albums: "Et Cetera" (1971), "Knirsch" (1972) und "Live" (1973).

    Dauner is still very active as a musician and composer. Eberhard Weber began in 1973 with his album "The Colours of Chloe" a very successful solo career. Fred Braceful founded in 1973 with Andy Goldner and Thomas Balluf the formation Exmagma belonged briefly to Moira and was then active until the 90s as a composer and jazz musician. He died in March 1993.

    As "Et Cetera" in 1971 appeared on the jazz label Global Records, the LP no evidence of the musicians involved were found. That was intentional. Namely potential buyers have discovered in the cast list the name of Wolfgang Dauner, most would probably have concluded that it is another pure jazz album in the hands held, for which Dauner formation was until now mainly known. As it reached the album that you now like it or not listen, a much larger group of buyers. "Et Cetera" (sometimes titled "Lady Blue" found in discographies) was too small bestsellers (as it is at least in the booklet of the Long-Hair-CD reissues to read)

  2. When you hear the disc today, one can only wonder why, but the presented here blend of rock, jazz, psychedelia and enriched with Arab and Indian influences, very adventurous and radical.

    Building on diverse Dauner, usually electronically distorted keys sounds unfolds on "Et Cetera" a pretty-ass trip through tangled and soundscapes. Weber's bass instruments and the doubly occupied rhythm section driving the whole thing forward powerfully and masterfully. This is rage Sigi Schwab and Dauner from all sorts of other instruments of guitars, ring modulators, various flutes, a trumpet and a cargo of exotic, etc. also Indian and Arabic sound generator. Now and then, for some strange, spoken or sung vocal deposits Bracefuls it.

    The result is a herbal-psychedelic experimental jazz-rock with world music atmosphere, pretty much everything, which was seen in 1971 at the Rock area as unusual, crazy, exotic and avant-garde in a pot and throws provided with a very good shot of jazz mixed homogeneously. If embryo, Amon Düül II and Dzyan had organized at the beginning of the 70s a wild jam session, probably something like this would come of it. Or no, a haphazard jam session that is offered here in any case. Creative, thoughtful and virtuosic music, the five musicians together and produce very unusual, exotic-colored rock numbers, where you usually also because of the strong percussion department, has trouble sitting still.

    Amazingly, "Et Cetera" until the fall of 2008 released on CD again. The CD reissue of Long Hair Music includes three extensive bonus tracks that probably (in the otherwise very detailed, the careers of the participants illuminated Beihefttext are not finding relevant information) are from the same session as the regular album tracks. The three pieces offer the same level like material that closely matches the rest of the album in every way. On the contrary! The mysterious floating "Tau Ceti" and the sloping, powerful drifting "Kabul" are among the highlights of the disc. Almost, one might speculate that at that time, a double album was planned, but was never realized.

    Thx micose!

  3. Qual é a senha para descompactar o arquivo?


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