I formed 'Tibetan Dixie' in 1988 in Berlin to play compositions based on my 'Rhythmologic Concept' (a nod of sorts to Ornette Coleman).
The original ensemble consisted of Gebhard Ullmann, Christof Griese, Joachim Litty, Martin Lillich and myself.
The recording of this ensemble from 1988 can be found on 'Tibetan Dixie - The Berlin Tapes' here on Bandcamp.
'Nothing Too Serious' was the first recording of the Australian version of Tibetan Dixie. A second album was soon to follow ('Ya-it-ma Thang' featuring Arthur Blythe).
released October 7, 2022
PERSONNEL ON TRACKS
Niko Schauble - drums, computer
Chris Skepper and Anthony Norris - trumpets
Simon Kent - trombone
Tony Hicks - soprano and tenor saxophones
Greg Rosser - tenor saxophone
Paul Williamson - baritone saxophone
Stephen Magnusson - guitar, banjo
Tony Paye - double bass (3,5,8)
Thierry Fossemalle - electric bass (1,2,6)
Chris Bekker - electric bass (4)
Ray Pereira - percussion
Recorded and mixed by David McCluney at Atlantis Studios/Melbourne on 21st and 22nd December 1992
Remastered by Niko Schauble at Pughouse Studios October 2022
Cover art: John Ryrie
Special thanks to: my wife Katie, without whose love and support this record would never have been made; all involved in this recording; David McCluney from Atlantis Studios; Owen Brady and Bill Flynn from Brady Drums; Bill O'Meara from the Electric Factory; Yuri Worontschak from Cinesound; Lee Mciver, Jim Koehne and all the others without whom this record would not have been possible.