Great but still rather unknown german spiritual jazz including the massive "Nil", originally compiled by Rainer Trüby on the second volume of the Glücklich series (along Sail Joia and Niagara).
It’s about time to exhumate this gem from the 70’s german jazz underground for your listening pleasure !.
Drummer Heinz Von Moisy leads Irisation, an incredible quintet formed Carlo Domeniconi (acoustic guitar), Manfred Burzlaff (vibraphon), Dieter Gützkow (bass), Ulrich Moritz (percussion) and Von Moissy himself performing six self-penned original numbers (either by Domeniconi or Burlaff) that cross a wide selection of moods and atmospheres; from the free and fragile delicacy of Nil, which builds from silence to reach the most inspired climax, to the sunny guitar licks of "Samba Do Contrabandista" via the cinematic "La Carretera" or the irresistibly hypnotic "Mirage", let’s not forget the eastern-flavoured track-title "Las plantas". Full of exotic, almost oriental touches and breezy brazilian vibes, this is an album to discover and treasure !!
Originally released by the tiny Thorofon label in 1977, now Wah Wah brings it back from oblivion in a limited issue strictly limited to 500 copies housed in a nice cover reproducing the original artwork by member Ulli Moritz . Better grab one now !!