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Kowald Smith Sommer: Touch The Earth—Break The Shells

Recalling the heyday of early AACM, this absorbing trio date seduces the listener into a spacious, colorful realm of improvised music with hauntingly beautiful solos from trumpeter Leo Smith and suspenseful textural shadings from bassist Peter Kowald and percussionist Gunter Sommer. Recorded live in 1979 and 1981 in Berlin, this recording captures the emphatic beauty of one of free jazz’s most beloved trios.

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