Avant-garde jazz composer and pianist Wolfgang Dauner was known for introducing provocative musical and cultural concepts through his work in jazz music, opera, and theater. His 1970 album Output was the first release on Manfred Eicher’s fledgling ECM Records and featured some amazing experimental psychedelic free-form jazz that sounds far away from the more pristine, quiet sound that the label would be known for. Changes is much less freaky and tripped-out than Output, but still retains that sense of experimentation with early EMS and Oberheim synthesizers featured prominently on the title track and sprinkled throughout the album in key moments.
Recommended – A1 Changes, Full Listen
Tags: Avant-Garde / Fusion / Synthesizer