Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eberhard Weber Wins German Jazz Award/Albert Mangelsdorff Prize

A couple years ago I traveled to Stuttgart to visit friends,

to check out the Porsche factory,

and to check out the Art, Music, and Cuisine ...

The first night there I took my friends to see The Jan Garbarek Group.

When the group began to play I was disappointed to see that Eberhard was not there.

After the concert I was saddened to hear that this great musician/composer had had a stroke.

Eberhard has been recovering but I don't believe he's been playing that much.

Somehow, I hope he'll be able to keep creating.

He has offered us so much, for so many years.

In the meantime,

here's the new release from ECM

and their notice of its release.

"This three CD box brings together music recorded for ECM by Eberhard Weber’s band Colours: the albums “Yellow Fields” (1975), “Silent Feet” (1977) and “Little Movements” (1980). Throughout the six years of its existence, Colours was one of the most popular ensembles on the European jazz touring circuit – although Weber has always stressed the group’s conceptual distance from a jazz mainstream. Many idiomatic elements were combined in Colours’ stylistic mix. The group’s sound-world consciously extended the palette proposed by “The Colours of ChloŃ‘”, Weber’s prize-winning ECM disc of 1974. As the innovative German bassist explains in the liner notes, “there were various aspects to the [ChloŃ‘] session, from the reflective European or chamber music side of the writing, to some jazz-rock and a kind of pictorial play with minimalism. Eventually, all these aspects would be developed in Colours.”

This box set, the latest in ECM’s acclaimed Old & Masters Edition, is rush-released in time for the presentation of the German Jazz Award/Albert Mangelsdorff Prize to Eberhard Weber in Berlin on November 6."

Congratulations to you Eberhard on this much deserved award.

All the best to you.


  1. Best wishes for Mr. Weber's speedy recovery. Now, I'm off to find a listen somewhere...

  2. Do treat yourself. His works are beautiful.