It was in 1972 that
the young music promoter Fritz Thom was offered the opportunity
to organize his first Jazz concert. Although it was not easy for
a young music promoter to enter business relations with the exclusive
label ECM, he made proper use of the opportunity to stage a jazz
concert as part of a concert series in Eisenstadt. So he realized
his first concert with a reknowned international artist, nobody
less than the drummer Jack de Johnette und his band Directions.