AlexanderVonSchlippenbach Quartet —
Hunting The Snake ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1975. Used ...
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An obscure mid 70s session that features some stunning work by Schlippenbach's Quartet that included Evan Parker, Peter Kowald, and Paul Lovens. The material was recorded in the studios of Radio Bremen in Germany, and we have a feeling that this may be the first time the material was ever issued. The group plays with a ferocity that's hard to believe – as Schlippenbach moves like a demon up and down the keys, perpetually attacked by the soprano and tenor of Parker, amidst a rhythmic tumult laid down by Kowald's bass and the percussion and cymbals of Lovens. The work is pure and powerful – and completely free of any improvised music cliches. Titles include "Moonbeef", "Hunting The Snake", and "Glen Feshie". CD
A live date from the Friedhelm Schonfeld Quartett – plus a DVD featuring performances from Woodstock Am Karpfenteich including work by Gunter Hampel on vibes, AlexandervonSchlippenbach on piano, and Manfred Schoof on trombone. CD