Review: GDR jazz pioneer Luten, aka Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, leads this fantastic ensemble on a wonderful document of German jazz put together by the peerless Black Pearl label. Packing four pieces onto a 7" is no mean feat, but these tracks hit hard and cover a lot of ground in a relatively short run time. "Luten" is a restless, relentlessly moving firecracker of a tune that leans heavy on the brass, while "Lehadima" revels in wild peaks and troughs. "Silberner Lowe" is a smoother affair in comparison, and "Gun-jah" plays with light and shade in adventurous, exotic ways. Lunter's playing is the star of the show, but really this is a widescreen take on jazz with a heavy-hitting, big band flavour.