kaufmann-gratkowski-de joode

grammar of rocks
slow green
tongues like glass                                mp3
redolent bones
the eye searching out its sole
her farewell paints a wing
intransigent as a thumb
here, no key heckles the lock
Ah! les beaux jours de bonheur indicible

Frank Gratkowski - clarinet, alto saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Wilbert de Joode - bass
Achim Kaufmann - piano

all music by kaufmann-gratkowski-de joode

recorded April 03  cologne/donaueschingen
released 2004  konnex kcd 5129
artwork by gabriele guenther/achim kaufmann
"This trio gives reason to go and search out more of Kaufmann's music. The three spontaneously weave compact pieces full of intricate, multi-threaded interaction. ... what stands out most is how they do this with such a highly-developed group sound…"
                                        Michael Rosenstein, Signal to Noise

"Some will say this trio sounds like Anton Webern, Jimmy Giuffre and Charlie Parker; others will say its like nothing youve ever heard before."
                                        Greg Buium   - down beat

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