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Oregon + Paul Bley (NDR Workshop 98)
Studio 1 des NDR Funkhauses, Hannover

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March 15, 1974 (14 items; TT = 104:24)
Studio 1 des NDR Funkhauses, Hannover
Source/Quality: RB (B+)

Paul McCandless (oboe, english horn, bcl, ss, perc); Ralph Towner (g, p, tpt, perc); Glen Moore (b, vln, fl, p); Collin Walcott (sitar, tabla, perc); Paul Bley (p); Michael Naura (ann)

1 Brujo (R. Towner) 9:19
2 Dark Spirit (R. Towner) 13:43
3 Distant Hills (R. Towner) 9:43
4 Raven's Wood (R. Towner) 17:48
5 Aurora (R. Towner) 9:28
6 Introduction (Michael Naura) 0:18
7 Silence of a Candle (R. Towner) 4:28
8 Improvisation (Oregon) 7:44
9 Improvisation (Oregon) (inc) 6:49
10 Closing announcement (Michael Naura) 0:08
11 Oh Henry (P. Bley) 6:34
12 Anthony the Great (P. Bley) 7:03
13 Olhos de Gato (C. Bley) 3:38
14 How Long? (P. Bley) 7:41

NDR Jazz Workshop No. 98; produced by Michael Naura.

This is obviously not the complete performance, and I'm unsure of the performance order. Bley plays on the two improvisations listed here after "Silence of a Candle". He and Oregon also played together in Stuttgart on March 19.

Oregon's first tour of Germany took place in March 1974, and it is well documented by recordings.

  • March 13: Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg
  • March 15: Studio 1 des NDR Funkhauses, Hannover (with Paul Bley)
  • March 18: Radio Studio SWR Villa Berg, Stuttgart (with Wolfgang Dauner)
  • March 18: Audimax, University of Freiburg
  • March 19: Liederhalle, Stuttgart (with Paul Bley)
  • March 20: Unknown venue, München
  • March 21: Sendesaal, Köln

Presumably the first Stuttgart recording was made early in the day, in time for the group to travel to Freiburg for an evening performance.

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