Hans Koller - Relax With My Horns

Vinyl is VG+ Recorded in 1966, Relax With My Horns and Vision are companion albums set in trio. Koller shares some of the compositional and arrangement work with Viennese Hans Rettenbacher, who was one of the most sought after bassists on the European scene, as his work with the likes of Eric Dolphy and Don Ellis can attest. Berliner drummer Rafi Lüderitz’s sojourn in the USA in 1958 saw him playing with such greats as Coleman Hawkins and Ted Curson. Although trio albums, Koller overdubs as many as four horns, playing both tenor and alto, and Rettenbacher occasionally sits in on piano as an extra voice. The results resonate more as an ultra-hip saxophone choir-come big band than an intimate trio.