Reviews that mention Edward Vesala
February 14, 2005
Atavistic Unheard Music UMS ALP 247 CD
From an older generation of German jazzmen than then-tyro firebrands like Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald, in the mid-1960s reedist Gerd Dudek along with other key members of trumpeter Manfred Schoofs hard bop quintet joined in exploring Free Jazz.
Yet this FMP Archive Edition reissue from 1977 was the first session made under the saxophonists own name. Listening to how Dudek -- born in 1928 -- runs the changes along with his two, since deceased sidemen -- Finnish drummer Edward Vesala and German bassist Buschi Niebergall --you see why his highest profile came as a member of ex-Schoof pianist Alexander von Schlippenbachs Globe Unity Orchestra. MORE