Lüdi's CD Ki is in two parts, with two very different bass players. The first half is set in a studio in Zürich, with Shoji Hano on drums, and the indomitable William Parker on bass, who is on superlative form whilst rumbling, strumming, and bowing. Meanwhile, Lüdi on baritone sax, snorts and snuffles like a warthog. The second set comes from a live gig in Tokyo, with electric-bass player Tetsu Yamauchi replacing Parker. Yamauchi's hollering accompanies the hullabaloo he makes with his growling, snarling, deep, distorted electric bass, while Lüdi and Hano blow and bang for their lieves. Hard and cool.
released January 1, 1998
Werner Lüdi: Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Shoji Hano: Drums
William Parker: Double Bass
Tetsu Yamauchi: Electric Bass
KI West Zürich by Lüdi, Parker, Hano. Recorded on November 14, 1995 at Radio Studio SRF Zürich by Martin Pearson.
Ki East Tokyo by Lüdi, Yamauchi, Hano. Recorded April 20, 1996 at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo by Tsutomi Suto.
Mastered by Martin Pearson. Graphic design: Felix Humm. Produced and published by Intakt Records