Recorded in 1976 at the Benedictine Abbey in Ottobeuren, West Germany, Hymns/Spheres is a double LP of solo improvisations on the Karl Joseph Riepp “Trinity” Baroque pipe organ. It’s an incredible record, and pieces of “Spheres (3rd Movement )” turn up throughout Sorcerer, meshing with the Tangerine Dream score almost seamlessly and adding to the effect of several sequences. ECM has recently given Hymns/Spheres the two-CD and deluxe double-LP reissue it deserves.
Sorcerer introduced me to Jarrett and this record, of course, and I’ve come to love every minute of it. Highly recommended.