STUDIENPLATTE JAZZ, Blues und Improvisation, 1961

studienplatte-frontstudienplatte-backstudienplatte-label-1studienplatte-label-2This record was meant for private education at home and was part of a 12-piece box set that was issued by Opera-Europäischer Phonoclub record club in the early 1960s. The majority of the set is about classical music, but there´s one 45 about early electronic music, one about gospel and only this one about jazz.

This is an early German example of academic re-evaluation of what was formerly considered low, vulgar, popular culture. I think, as comprehensible and well meaning it might have been to turn pop culture it into an academic discipline,  it has always led to lessen its impact.

Even though not intended, at least in this case we were left with a pretty funny record:

Analyse: Prof. Paul Douliez, Dr. Karl Richter

Sprecher: Wolfgang Wendt

Tontechnik: Kurt Rapp

„Ist der Jazz Massenhysterie? Suggestion? Oder Entfesselung der unterdrückten Individualität? Musik der Freiheit oder der Disziplin? Gehört er zur Etikette der Snobs, oder bedeutet er harmloses Verspieltsein der Fans? In jedem Fall, was der Jazz zu geben vermag, geschieht spontan aus einer magischen Verbindung der Instrumente, ihrer Spieler und Hörer. Ob Ekstatik… oder intellektuelle Abstraktion,… diese Musik ist ein Kennzeichen unserer Zeit.“

STUDIENPLATTE JAZZ, Blues und Improvisation, Seite 1

STUDIENPLATTE JAZZ, Blues und Improvisation, Seite2

I also found another version Opera issued with grey labels:

 

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