Wolfgang Dauner Quintet - The Oimels (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 32:43 minutes | 685 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
This 1969 release has more in common with the Beatles and 1960s psychedelic pop-rock than the jazz music of that era. The Oimels from the eclectic Wolfgang Dauner Quintet highlights three internationally acclaimed European musicians: keyboardist Dauner, a German jazz institution, his fellow Stuttgarter Eberhard Weber on bass and guitarist Sigi Schwab. With Schwab’s sitar and the band vocals, Take Off Your Clothes to Feel the Setting Sun shows its Beatles influence. Gershwin’s My Man’s Gone Now is reinterpreted in a Latin rock feel with lots of effects, while Come On In On In starts off with Weber’s electrified cello melding into an Indi-country rock rhythm guitar riff and a raga-like vocal line before ascending into chaos. The final track, appropriately a Beatles cover of A Day in the Life, is reworked into a minimalistic masterpiece.