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Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy - Flaps flac album

Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy - Flaps flac album
Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz
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1208 mb
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Composed By – Franz Koglmann. B2. Flops (To Charles Chaplin). Composed By – Steve Lacy. B3. Bowery 2. Composed By – Franz Koglmann. B4. Hommage To An Old Raincoat (To Fritz Kotrba). sounding the same over and over again. There's actually some variety here. Good stuff for once from Mr. Lacy's repetitive sound. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Steve Lacy went to Vienna and made this somewhat strange recording with the then relatively unknown flugelhorn/trumpet player Franz Koglmann. Strangely, Koglmann included Gerd Geier's electronics in the session at a time when few musicians and even fewer jazz musicians (with the exception of Sun Ra) were utilizing electronics. Lacy must have recognized budding talent. Bassist Toni Michlmayr and drummer Muhammed Malli are also heard here, playing again with Geier in 1976 on Opium For Franz (Black Monk, 2019).

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured.

Franz Koglmann and associates were almost unknown outside of their hometown of Vienna, but managed to lure Steve Lacy into town for one of his million recording dates, a combination of music by Lacy, the leader Koglmann, and his close collaborator at the time, the extraordinary Walter Malli. Here, Malli is using the Sufi name of Muhammed Malli and playing the drums; later he would take up soprano sax, drop the Sufi name, and develop a kind of extension of the Lacy style

Bowery 2 (Koglmann) 5:03 07. Flaps (Lacy) 6:19 Доп. информация: Цифровой ремастер избранных треков с пластинок "Flaps" (1973) и "Opium, For Franz" (1976). Originally released in the 1970s as two separate LPs (Flaps and Opium/For Franz) on the tiny Pipe Records label, the sound on this single CD reissue is generally decent (with only selected rough spots), especially considering that the original tapes were lost and these recordings had to be remastered from the records

Artist: Steve Lacy, Fritz Hauser, Franz Koglmann, Mario Arcari, Klaus Koch. Album: About Yesterdays Ezzthetics. Steve Lacy - Some Some, 2016 01:58. Steve Lacy, The Riccardo Fassi Trio - Together Dummy, 2015 03:31. Artist: Steve Lacy Fritz Hauser Franz Koglmann Mario Arcari Klaus Koch.

1 to 3 originally released on the album "Opium/For Franz" by Franz Koglmann/Bill Dixon on Pipe Records, 1976 (There is one track more on the original release); 4 to 7 released on "Flaps" (Piope Records, 1973, four more tracks on the LP). Thanks to snobb for the addition. No release results found : showing artist results instead. Tapestries for Small Orchestra CD+DVD FIREHOUSE 12 RECORDS 2016. Opium (with Franz Koglmann, Steve Lacy) Contents.


1 Flaps (To Pee Wee Russel) 6:15
2 Misera Plebs, Take 1 3:28
3 Misera Plebs, Take 2 2:43
4 Bowery 1 5:38
5 Steirish WC Nr. 2 4:12
6 Flops (To Charles Chaplin) 5:07
7 Bowery 2 5:00
8 Hommage To An Old Raincoat (To Fritz Kotrba) 4:52

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Mueller's Sound Studio 1
  • Produced For – Pipe Records
  • Recorded At – Mueller's Sound Studio 1
  • Distributed By – Black-Monk


  • Bass – Toni Michlmayr
  • Composed By – Franz Koglmann (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 8), Muhammad Malli (tracks: 2, 3), Steve Lacy (tracks: 1, 6)
  • Design, Photography By – Margit Koglmann
  • Drums – Muhammad Malli
  • Electronics – Gerd Geier
  • Engineer – Peter J. Mueller*
  • Mastered By – Martin Siewert
  • Photography By – Christl Högler, Hubert Schatzl, Walter Angerer, Werner Hofer
  • Soprano Saxophone – Steve Lacy
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Franz Koglmann


Recorded April 26, 1973, Mueller Sound Studio 1, Vienna.

Limited edition of 200 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 9008798265527
  • Rights Society: AUME

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PR 151 Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy - Flaps ‎(LP, Album) Pipe Records PR 151 Austria 1973
BMLP-01 Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy Franz Koglmann With Steve Lacy - Flaps ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Black-Monk BMLP-01 Austria 2019

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This reissue is more than welcome. This album is a true masterpiece in the history of european free jazz. The addition of Gerd Geier on electronic on several tracks makes this music very special and unique.