These radical recompositions of European songs from the 1930’s (including ‘Es wird Einmal ein Wunder Geschehen,’ ‘La Vie en Rose,’ ‘Unter Dayne Vayse Stern’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again’) were the basis for the formation of the Australian Art Orchestra (now one of Australia’s most respected ensembles) and represent a turning point for improvised music in this country.
Tracks: Miracolo; Spectre of a Rose; Unregrettable; Unter Dayne Vayse Stern; Tsu Eyns, Tsvay Dray; Immortal, Invisible; Strange Meeting
Musicians: Bob Coassin, Scott Tinkler (trumpets, flugelhorns); Stephen Grant (cornet, accordion, guitar); Simon Kent (trombone); Adrian Sherriff (bass trombone, didgeridu); Philip Rex (tuba), Elliott Dalgleish (baritone sax); Ian Chaplin (alto & soprano saxes); Jim Glasson (tenor sax, flute, piccolo, clarinet); Tim Hopkins, (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Paul Grabowsky (piano & synthesisers); Stuart Campbell (piano, synths, samplers); John Rodgers (violin); Steve Magnusson (guitar); Gary Costello (double bass); Niko Schäuble (drums); Alex Pertout (percussion); Jacqueline Grenfell (sampling); Scott Lambie (additional drums); Shane O’Mara (additional guitar).
“The bravura turns just keep coming… postmodern doesn’t tell the half of it. Ringing The Bell Backwards has intelligence, humour, mischief and a big heart.”