In August 1979, East German musicians were invited to perform a three-day festival in West Berlin. Billed as 'Jazz Now,' this landmark meeting was recorded and initially released by Free Music Production. From stunning duos to challenging small-group performances, from large rave-ups to Mingus nods, 'Snapshot' provides much more than that name suggests. It's as complete a portrait of jazz in the GDR as you're ever likely to find, and a moment in time that continues to reverberate - via these sounds - today.
1 Berliner Improvisations Quartett - Sieben Viertel
2 Gumpert-Sommer-Duo - Nachschlag - Aufgewärmt
3 Gumpert-Sommer-Duo - Jazz Now - Und Später
4 Friedhelm Schönfeld Trio - Manchmal Scheint's Als Ob, Ulrich 2. Gumpert Workshop Band - For C.M.