A lost slice of German modern jazz from the 60s – material recorded for the Hans Wewerke sound library – done by a very hip group! The lineup features the groundbreaking ManfredSchoof Quintet – a group that featured Schoof on trumpet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, and Jaki Liebezeit on drums – years before his work with Can! The players are all coming from a jazz perspective, but also hint at so many directions German music would take in the next few years – especially Liebezeit, whose percussion really gives the album an edge. The sound is very arch-modern – inflected with lots of angles, unusual timings, and pulsing rhythms – not entirely free, but proud and strong, and coming across with a really bold finish. Titles include "Virtue", "Blues For T", "Second Roof", "Inri", "Ingredience No 2", and "Axiom". CD
One of the earliest albums on the Free Jazz Productions label – a large group session led by trumpeter ManfredSchoof, and featuring a wealth of great talents from the European avant garde of the 60s – including Peter Brotzmann on tenor, Enrico Rava on trumpet, Irene Schweizer and Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, Derek Bailey on guitar, Evan Parker on soprano sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and both Han Bennink and Pierre Favre on drums! The album features one long track – Schoof's "European Echoes" – the kind of extended, freewheeling, large group improvisation that was exemplary of the united front being expressed across nations by the free jazz movement of the late 60s. Still as powerful today as it was back then! LP, Vinyl record album
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Don Cherry/Krzystof Penderecki —
Actions ... LP Klimt, 1971. New Copy (reissue)....
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, ManfredSchoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, Willem Breuker, and Albert Manglesdorf – and Krzystof Penderecki conducts the entire proceedings. Cherry plays mostly solo on his own composition "Humus", and other tracks include "Sita Rama Encores" (also by Cherry), and Penderecki's "Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
Hard talk, and lots of heavy sounds from the great Mal Waldron – heard here in a set that may well be one of his greatest moments of the 70s! The album's a key illustration of Waldron's power on the European scene of the time – and it's noteworthy not just for Mal's bold vision as a leader, but also for key contributions from Steve Lacy on soprano sax and ManfredSchoof on trumpet! Both artists really bring a lot to Waldron's music – filling up the long tracks with voices that are as powerful and righteous as the leader's own – spurred on by some great rhythm work from Isla Eckinger on bass and Allen Blairman on drums. Recorded live, with a great sense of energy – and titles include "Snake Out", "Hard Talk", "Russian Melody", and "Hurray For Herbie". CD
Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Globe Unity Orchestra —
Globe Unity 67 & 70 ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1967/1970. Used ....
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Rare material from one of the greatest avant garde ensembles ever! The CD features two long tracks – one recorded in 1967, one recorded in 1970 – both from the tapes of Sudwestfunk Baden-Baden, and never issued until now. The material features the collective at its finest – with players that include Schlippenbach, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Heinz Sauer, Hank Bennink, Peter Kowald, ManfredSchoof, and Willem Breuker – and the quality of the work, and the recording, is on a par with any of the group's early LPs. Titles include "Globe Unity 67" and "Globe Unity 70". CD
An excellent 70s European session recorded by Waldron – featuring a quintet with Steve Lacy on soprano sax, ManfredSchoof on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums. The tracks are all long – with an approach that's in that later Waldron modal mode on the rhythms, but which gets freer and more open on the solos. Titles include "The Seagulls Of Kristiansund", "Hurray For Herbie", and "One-Upmanship". CD