Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Moondog Live in Stuttgart

Cover of a Moondog 7" EP from 1953
The blind composer, street musician, Nordic mystic, and instrument inventor Moondog (born Louis Thomas Hardin in Marysville, Kansas) moved to Germany in 1974 and lived there until he died in 1999, age 83. (Read about his illustrious, fascinating life on this Wikipedia entry.)

Here, one of Moondog's musical performances is filmed in Stuttgart, 1992, featuring his new compositions which were later released as Sax Pax for a Sax, in collaboration with London Saxophonic. When the album was released 6 years later, it reached no 22 on Billboard chart.

On this video Moondog and London Saxophonic perform:

Dog Trot
New Amsterdam

The band members are:

Tim Redpath, soprano sax
Mick Foster, alto & tenor sax
Athena Mattheo, alto & soprano sax
Rob Buckland, soprano sax
Andrew Scott, tenor sax
Jon Rebbeck, baritone sax
Paul Nathaniel, baritone sax
Bradley Grant, baritone sax
Christian Forshaw, tenor sax
Paul Charvis, drums
Julian Poole, drums
Moondog, drums & direction

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