The releases of the Globe Unity Orchestra – «an incomparable free-music institution,» as the Penguin Guide to Jazz characterizes it – are rare. The jazz public knows that they are worth waiting for. After more than fifteen years, the Who's Who of the European free music scene has brought out a new CD.
Founded in 1966 by Alexander von Schlippenbach, in Aachen in January 2002, it performed with Peter Brötzmann, Manfred Schoof, Evan Parker, E.-L. Petrowsky, Hannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford, Paul Lytton, Paul Lovens and Alexander von Schlippenbach: they played a concert that drew a storms of applause from the numerous listeners. «It worked out so easily, as if we had never had taken a break of more than fifteen years. What an excellent indication of how everlasting our past achievements have become,» says Alexander von Schlippenbach in the booklet.
And the journalist Bruce Carnevale writes, «Listen to the audience's glee. Listen, loudly, like we did this evening.»
released January 1, 2003
Alexander von Schlippenbach: Piano
Manfred Schoof: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Peter Brötzmann: Tenor Sax, Cl, Tarogato
Evan Parker: Soprano-, Tenor-Saxophone
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: Alto Saxophone, Cl, Fl,
Paul Rutherford: Trombone
Hannes Bauer: Trombone
Paul Lovens: Drums
Paul Lytton: Drums
Recorded live January 19, 2002, Klangbrücke, Aachen, Germany. Recording engineer: Ansgar Ballhorn (on behalf of Westdeutscher Rundfunk) cover art: Marina Kern. Liner notes: Alexander von Schlippenbach, Bruce Carnevale. Published and copyright by Intakt Records. Executive production: Patrik Landolt
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Free Jazz at its best. Only discovered Tim Berne recently. I love the tension between structure and improvisation on this live album. You get extended really crazy improvisations out of which a structured driving riff will appear. Its really thrilling! Like tension exploding! So yeah, I love Bloodcount but I realise this wont be for everyone 😁. Crinklechips