Ed Motta about his favorite MPS-Record gem! Michael Naura Quartett "CALL" as re-issue (CD+Vinyl release 12. Oct. 2018, MPS Records)

Ed Motta is speaking to you:

"When I was asked to be an ambassador for MPS and to choose one album from the catalogue for a reissue, I was honored – and maybe a bit overwhelmed. The first two obvious selections that came to my mind where Mary Lou Williams' choral spiritual masterpiece "Black Christ Of The Andes" and Bill Evans' "Symbiosis", an album that changed my life. But I was egoistic. I am still searching for a good copy of "Call" by Michael Naura and I knew if we reissue the album, I will finally have not a good, but an excellent copy.

"In my early days as a collector I first heard of Michael Naura because of the album "European Jazz Sounds", still one of my favorite European Jazz albums. Not much later I bought his album "Vanessa". And then I got "Call". I truly love the album and its sound. People often say that vibraphone and Fender Rhodes do not match perfectly, as they are so close in terms of sound and texture. But this album proves how wrong this statement is. There is a certain Dave Pike sound to Wolfgang Schlüter's vibraphone on this recording with the distortion using a certain amplifier. Also in the Rhodes sound you can hear that Michael Naura recorded with a particular amplifier. I really like Michael Naura's approach as a soloist and arranger a lot – and as an organizer. He thinks in that ..

Ambassadors for MPS - Ed Motta
Call (Michael Naura Quartett)

Release: 12. October 2018
Label: MPS Records (LC 0979)
Vertrieb: EDEL / Naxos / Proper / KNM

Michael Naura - Rhodes
Wolfgang Schlüter - vibes
Eberhard Weber - bass
Joe Nay - drums

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