Eric Stach ‎– Fruit From Another Garden

Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 Purification 11:05
A2 Gran Zafra (Great Harvest) 11:40
B1 Love Sonnet To A Magenta Maiden 9:30
B2 Wreaths Of Common Flowers 13:30



From back cover:
The music in this album is a completely spontaneous "stream of consciousness" music. I intentionally refrained from providing any musical guidelines for the other musicians - nor did I wish to impress my personal feelings or mood(s) upon the others. In fact I avoided any discussion whatsoever about the kind of music which might ensue. I wanted each musician to approach the session in his own terms completely - an open creative process, nurtured in and flowing from within the self.
The music resulted from one long continuous session with no editing whatsoever. Nature follows its own course, free and uninterrupted, and this is how I wanted the music to be.
-Eric Stach

These four musicians from Longdon, Ontario formed the nucleus of their former band: the LONDON EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ QUARTET, whose first recording, entitled "Invisible Roots" gave a clear indication of their uncompromising attitude to music. The LEJQ also toured Norway, Denmark and Sweden in the fall of 1973. As the name suggests - and as the music recorded here clearly indicates - the group concentrates on original, innovative material and ideas, an earnest creative exploration of new musical horizons or possibilities. It is a serious attempt to play jazz as an innovative and a pure art form.


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December 30, 2016

Very nicely recorded lp. I'm not a huge jazz fan but this lp stayed with me over time as it seems to cut across boundaries. Not a mainstream jazz lp. Very listenable. Not full of dissonant sounds say like a free jazz lp. Very hard to describe but more avant garde than free jazz. Yes I know that's ambiguous.