AGP69Is the second installment dedicated to total improvisation, the first being New Phonic Art (AGP8). This one features the Italian sextet Gruppe Nuova Consonanza, which was active starting around the same time at New Phonic Art. These five tracks are from an album in the Deutsche Grammophon Avant Garde series (137 007). At least one other recording by the group (under the name Gruppo Nuova Consonanza) is still available on CD, but I'm fairly sure this one is not. If I am wrong about this, do please let me know ASAP.
Track 06 is a selection of German free jazz from the sixties, transcribed from volume 6 of the monumental collection Deutscher Musikrat--Zeitgenossische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bestellnummer DMR 1016-18). The other two tracks from that LP have not been included because they are available on CDs ("The Living Music" by Alex Schlippenbach and "Balls CD" by Peter Brotzmann).
All of these recordings are clear and vibrant, with very little surface noise or tracking distortion. Track 05 is a piece of electronic improvisation and has been digitized at a level 6 dB higher than tracks 01-04 to make full use of the 16 bits of quantization. The installment includes a PDF file with liner and booklet notes from the two LPs.
A new set of previously unreleased performances by Gruppe Nuova Consonanza is available on CD here.
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01 - ...e poi? [23:25] 02 - Quasiraga [6:28] 03 - Light music [6:59] 04 - Ancora un trio [3:30] 05 - Credo [7:32] 06 - cadenza [8:47]
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