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The Kris Wanders Unit - On The Edges Of Silence

The Kris Wanders Unit - On The Edges Of Silence
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  Kris Wanders, one of the most powerful tenor saxophonists to ever breathe air through the horn, was at the birth of European Improvised Music in the 1960's. A member of the seminal Globe Unity Orchestra his collaborators of the time included Peter Brotzmann, Louis Moholo and Fred van Hove, Alexander von Schlippenbach etc…


Track Listing
1.J.T. 
2. Continual Derangement 
3. Blue Baghdad 
4. On The Edges Of Silence 
 

 

 

More Info and Reviews

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Half Bent Jazz Festival 2004
Melbourne,  The Age:

"And, if any reminder was needed of the sweeping creative scope encompassed by jazz and improvising artists, it was provided by the Kris Wanders Unit ……..   Wanders' visceral set was an adrenalin-charged assault on the senses, with two tenor saxophones burning holes in the already firing rhythm section."

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Alt.Music.3 Happening
Silo Theatre, Auckland,  N.Z.

"Lastly we were treated to something completely different. Veteran Dutch Aussie free jazz saxplayer Kris Wanders, his Aussie sidekick, Andy Sugg on sax and a specially imported Wellington rhythm section who'd only all met a few hours before. (Tom Callwood bass and Rick Cranson drums) From first blast of pure adrenalised, whiteheat acoustic noise we all knew we were in for a good, good time. Horns rasped and belted, a concatenation of burred frequencies, clashing and embracing, storming the parapets of London Bar Jazz, joined by nanoclusters of unexpected notes from the double bass and the most explosive, propulsive, unrelenting drumming I've ever had the pleasure to hear.

God knows how long it all went, we were all jaw-dropped hysterical at what these substantially acoustic objects were pushing at us. You shoulda heard the bass solo! You shoulda seen the bass solo!! They stopped briefly……. and they went into a second piece, totally unlike the first, more melodic but no less shattering, the drummer a sweaty mess, the second sax serene and calm, Kris all dark eyes and watchful intensity, belying the sonic storm created by his brass bell.

I was forced to admit that pure musicianship, that much-scorned ability, won the day. And the two Wellingtonians were hopelesly young, generations removed from the horn vets. Brilliant! Blatt at its finest."
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Sima Journal: on Wangaratta Jazz Festival 2004


"A list of the bands I did not see would be extensive and would in itself make an impressive festival program. Several musicians and fans said I was mad to have missed the fierce free jazz of The Kris Wanders Unit, with Dave Leibman as a spontaneous guest. I just bloody well forgot them.  Let me recommend their disc On The Edges Of Silence"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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  Kris Wanders, one of the most powerful tenor saxophonists to ever breathe air through the horn, was at the birth of European Improvised Music in the 1960's. A member of the seminal Globe Unity Orchestra his collaborators of the time included Peter Brotzmann, Louis Moholo and Fred van Hove, Alexander von Schlippenbach etc…


Track Listing
1.J.T. 
2. Continual Derangement 
3. Blue Baghdad 
4. On The Edges Of Silence 
 

 

 

More Info and Reviews

----------------------------------------------------

Half Bent Jazz Festival 2004
Melbourne,  The Age:

"And, if any reminder was needed of the sweeping creative scope encompassed by jazz and improvising artists, it was provided by the Kris Wanders Unit ……..   Wanders' visceral set was an adrenalin-charged assault on the senses, with two tenor saxophones burning holes in the already firing rhythm section."

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Alt.Music.3 Happening
Silo Theatre, Auckland,  N.Z.

"Lastly we were treated to something completely different. Veteran Dutch Aussie free jazz saxplayer Kris Wanders, his Aussie sidekick, Andy Sugg on sax and a specially imported Wellington rhythm section who'd only all met a few hours before. (Tom Callwood bass and Rick Cranson drums) From first blast of pure adrenalised, whiteheat acoustic noise we all knew we were in for a good, good time. Horns rasped and belted, a concatenation of burred frequencies, clashing and embracing, storming the parapets of London Bar Jazz, joined by nanoclusters of unexpected notes from the double bass and the most explosive, propulsive, unrelenting drumming I've ever had the pleasure to hear.

God knows how long it all went, we were all jaw-dropped hysterical at what these substantially acoustic objects were pushing at us. You shoulda heard the bass solo! You shoulda seen the bass solo!! They stopped briefly……. and they went into a second piece, totally unlike the first, more melodic but no less shattering, the drummer a sweaty mess, the second sax serene and calm, Kris all dark eyes and watchful intensity, belying the sonic storm created by his brass bell.

I was forced to admit that pure musicianship, that much-scorned ability, won the day. And the two Wellingtonians were hopelesly young, generations removed from the horn vets. Brilliant! Blatt at its finest."
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Sima Journal: on Wangaratta Jazz Festival 2004


"A list of the bands I did not see would be extensive and would in itself make an impressive festival program. Several musicians and fans said I was mad to have missed the fierce free jazz of The Kris Wanders Unit, with Dave Leibman as a spontaneous guest. I just bloody well forgot them.  Let me recommend their disc On The Edges Of Silence"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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