Gittin' to Know Y'All

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Gittin' to Know Y'All
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 12–14, 1969
ProducerJoachim Berendt
Lester Bowie chronology
Numbers 1 & 2
Gittin' to Know Y'All
Fast Last!

Gittin' to Know Y'All is a various artists album recorded during the annual Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting in 1969 and released on the MPS label in 1970. It features one track by the Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra conducted by trumpeter Lester Bowie, one by the Terje Rypdal Group, one by Karin Krog, and one by The Willem Breuker-John Surman Duo. This historic session was the first time that many of these European and American jazz musicians performed together in a large group setting.[1]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gittin' to Know Y'All" (Bowie) - 32:00
  2. "Ved Soerevatn" (Rypdal) - 5:00
  3. "For My Two J.B.'s" (Krog) - 1:06
  4. "May Hunting Song" (Breuker) - 4:47
  • Recorded live during the annual Baden-Baden Free Jazz Meeting at Südwestfunk UKO Studio I on December 12 to 14, 1969.


Track 1 - The Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra conducted by Lester Bowie

Track 2 - The Terje Rypdal Group

Track 3 - Karin Krog

Track 4 - The Willem Breuker-John Surman Duo