Another contribution from an Anonymous friend, i havent been able to find a cover image of this one, which seems to be one of the few earlier Birth albums that has not been reissued...although there is evidence that one online seller on Ebay has cdr's for sale.
A search here confirms it's unavailability
Perhaps Hampel has chosen not to reissue this on the grounds that the original recording is so flat and one dimensional.
none the less the music is quite exceptional, a largely free improvised set ..its all more or less one free floating piece.
Great to hear Anthony Braxton on contra bass clarinet especially this vintage and setting... spine chilling stuff.
There is an ethereal quality to this wonderfully spacious set ..that could perhaps (heresy of heresie's) have used the slightly reverby ,crisp production values of a Manfred Eicher.
THANKS again anonymous for the opportunity to hear this unique combination of individuals in such a free wheeling setting.
ripped from vinyl at 320kbs
ANTHONY BRAXTON / GUNTER HAMPEL / JEANNE LEE - FAMILIE
Concert In Paris, Theatre du Moffetard, April 1st, 1972
Birth LP, 008
GH - b cl, fl, vib, ss
JL - voc
AB - as, fl, cl, cb cl, ss
(ripped direct from LP - the muffled sound quality is unfortunately due to the lo-fi sound of the original recording)