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Max Reinhardt with demos and samplers

Max Reinhardt digs deep to discover the early musical sketches of Jaco Pastorius, Glenn Gould, Amy Winehouse, Kraftwerk, Fela Kuti and more.

Max Reinhardt digs deep into artist back catalogues to explore their early experiments. Demo tapes and little-known debut releases are the audio equivalent of pencil sketches, where artists work through the ideas that will later define them.

We'll hear a teenage Jaco Pastorius self-recording in his bedroom, Fela Kuti in highlife mode whilst an undergraduate at Trinity College London in 1960 and Glenn Gould aged 21 performing an unlikely Prokofiev composition alongside the violinst Albert Pratz.

Plus early recordings of Amy Winehouse, Muddy Waters and Organisation (the first incarnation of Kraftwerk).

Produced by Joby Waldman for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • David Bowie

    Lady Stardust (Demo)

    • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Young Fathers


    • Tape One / Tape Two.
    • Big Dada.
  • Amy Winehouse

    There Is No Greater Love

    • 2003 Live Recording.
  • Ali Farka Touré

    Radio Mali

    • Ali Farka Touré.
    • Sonafric.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen


    • Elektronische Musik 1952-1960.
    • Stockhausen-Verlag.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Winter Fairy

    Performer: Glenn Gould. Performer: Albert Pratz. Music Arranger: Mikhail Fichtengoltz.
    • Prokofiev: 10 Pieces from Cinderella.
    • Naxos.
  • Lizabett Russo


    • Recorded live on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude Festival 2017.
  • Sink

    Planet Carousel

    • Recorded live on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude Festival 2017.
  • Jaco Pastorius

    The Chicken (Home Recording)

    • Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology.
    • Warner Bros. / Rhino Entertainment Company.
  • Quasimoto

    Another Demo Tape

    • The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas.
    • Stones Throw Records.
  • Fela Kuti & The Highlife Rakers

    Fela's Special

    • Highlife on the Move.
    • Soundway.
  • Unknown

    Sekehe Genggong: Pemungkah / Frog Song / Flute Solo

    • The Balinese Gamelan: Music From The Morning Of The World.
    • Nonesuch Explorer Series: Indonesia.
  • Muddy Waters & Son Simms Four


    • The Complete Plantation Recordings.
    • Chess.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Til Vigdis

    • Til Vigdis.
    • Norsk Jazzforbund.
  • Flying Lotus

    Pet Monster Shotglass

    • 1983.
    • Plug Research.
  • Sandy Denny

    Makes Me Think of You

    • The Notes and The Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities.
    • Universal UMC.
  • Anna Meredith

    Silver Fin (Demo)

    • Tarantula in Petrol Blue.
    • Not on label.
  • Sefo Kanuteh

    Foday Kunda

    • Recorded live on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude Festival 2017.
  • Nina Simone

    To Be Young, Gifted and Black

    • To Be Young, Gifted, And Black 7''.
    • RCA.
  • Organisation

    Milk Rock

    • Tone Float.
    • RCA.


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