29 June 2008
THE GALACTIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - TIME TRAVELLERS GALAXIS
Peter Herbolzheimer working as The Galactic Light Orchestra for Polydor from 1974.
Review and line up lifted from discogs.com-guessing the write up is probably a translation(!?)
Bass - Bo Stief , Günter Lenz , Jean Warland , Rob Langereis
Drums - Kenny Clare , Ronnie Stephenson , Todd Cannedy
Executive Producer - Jimmy Pratt
Guitar - Heinz Kästle , Philip Catherine , Rolf Kästle
Leader - Peter Herbolzheimer
Organ - Dieter Reith , Rob Franken
Percussion - Claudio Szenkar , Horst Mühlbrand , Jimmy Pratt , Peter Herbolzheimer , Sabu Martinez
Piano - Horst Mühlbrandt , Ingfried Hoffmann
Trombone - Jiggs Wigham , Manne Gätjens , Nick Hauk , Otto Brendl , Rudi Fuesers , Åke Persson
Trumpet - Ack van Rooyen , Art Farmer , Eddie Engels , Hans Thomas , Jupp Kreuser , Palle Mikkelborg , Rick Kiefer , Ron Simmonds
Woodwind - Ferdinand Povel , Herb Geller , James Towsey
In essence, this album is a beautiful mixture of great themes from the classics, combined with the force and dynamism of one of the funkiest rhythm sections yet heard; the result is yours to judge and the rest assured that the album has had rave reviews across the world. The concept of this album is one of continual surprise, musical wizzardry and just sheer excitement. Peter Herbolzheimer and Jimmy Pratt have pulled together a wellknown international line-up of top class musicians (including "The Concert and Symphony Strings of Cologne"). It is an album of moods and colours, incorporating the sweeping grace of Grieg with "Anitra's Dance", the peace of Schumann with "Falling Asleep", the majesty of Bach with "Air", and a host of surprises including melodies from Tschaikovsky, Borodin. "Galaxis" is one of the few albums that cannot be categorized, cannot be faulted and cannot be put aside. There are so few musical productions that can equally well appeal to a broad spectrum of age groups ; and when one does appear, as "Galaxis" has, it is surely an event.
Ripped@320 from the MPS 4 cd Box Set Big Band Man.