Hartmut Geerken featuring John Tchicai – Insistency! LP



Edition of 250 copies.

Recorded live on May 12, 1977 at Goethe Institut Kabul, Sherpur Wat.

“Third – and sadly last – chapter of the archival recordings fixed on tape by Hartmut Geerken during his stay in Kabul in the 70s. Insistency! was recorded at the Goethe Institut of Kabul on same day of the duo session of Hyndukush Serenade – May 22, 1977 – but sees also Maqsud Schukurwali and Ghafur Rasul – members of the Free Jazz Group Kabul – joining Geerken and John Tchicai and playing an insistent anthem, featuring also an eight year old Olaf Geerken at congas. On side B, the music gets quieter and Tchicai finds the perfect moment to release his yelled, ecstatic chant – slowly turning into a hypnotizing song.”


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