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
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That's what I love, among other things, about improvised music: when creatures of all kinds, little ones, gigantic ones, visible or invisible ones, dead and alive, are crawling under the leaves or in the patterned deadwood, and singing their thought-provoking arcane songs. Fiagd
supported by 7 fans who also own “Globe Unity 2002”
There is an instant feeling of something unique happening here...a tension, the sustained moment, the precision of the memorable creation of silence: the engagement of the intellect made tangible through sound and space...pretentious? I don't think so.
I've been listening to this field of interaction for more years than I can recount and you get a feeling when you are listening to something on an altogether different level...a true meeting of the spirits. John Cratchley