Sunday, August 12, 2007
Banten - Banten, 1972, Denmark
Another NWW List item. I have almost NO info about this release at all. I do, however, have a line-up:
Rob Van Der Broeck, Piano
Ernst Reijseger, Cello
Jurre Haanstra, Drums
I know nothing of any of the three members of this album, except that Reijseger and Van Der Broeck both released a few solo albums on their own (Reijseger in particular appears to have been prolific).
Personally, this was never one of my favorites from the List, but it is by no means a bad album. It is very atypical and floats through many different styles and moods, reaching its highlight on track 4. No good comparisons come to mind, but if you like other groups from the list from about the same period and in the same vein then you'd probably like this a lot.
Interestingly, they appear to do a much shorter, piano-only version of Monk's Mood.
Music for Nita and Bert
This link contains more info about Reijseger, the head of the group, but doesn't talk about the Banten project specifically.