Globe Unity – 50 Years by Alexander von Schlippenbach – Globe Unity Orchestra, released 20 April 2018 1. Globe Unity Orchestra – 50 Years Intakt CD 298 The Globe Unity Orchestra is not just an ensemble of enormous historical importance to jazz but one which proves the continuing relevance of its self-imposed task. The present line-up, encompassing musicians of several generations and nationalities, lives up to the responsibility of producing genuinely new music, rejecting the commonplace and avoiding cliché, each time they play together. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. 1. Globe Unity Orchestra – 50 Years 44:01.
Globe Unity 67 & 70. (CD - Atavistic, Unheard Music Series/Atavistic. On this reissue, Alexander Von Schlippenbach leads two huge, all-star lineups of 18 European improvisers through two big band pieces that aren't just the crazy free explosions one might expect. While there's plenty of playing that's aggressive, dissonant, and, well, loud, these pieces are also ingeniously arranged. Von Schlippenbach scored both pieces using graphic notation, in which the composer dictates the shape of the piece, but might not tell the players what notes and rhythms to play
Album · 1965 · 2 Songs. More By Alexander von Schlippenbach. So Long, Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy. Gold Is Where You Find It (feat.
When pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach first assembled the Globe Unity Orchestra in the autumn of 1966, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk still walked the earth. The GUO was one of the first expressions of a truly European style not beholden to such American forebears, part of what eminent jazz scholar Ekkehard Jost termed the Emanzipation. In an incredible feat of longevity, and in the face of limited mainstream support, the ground-breaking orchestra has remained a going concern, notwithstanding fitful reunions in recent decades. Unsurprisingly, few of the original lineup other than Schlippenbach take part in this 2016 gathering. Reedman Gerd Dudek and trumpeter Manfred Schoof are the only other participants who appeared at the 1966 Berlin Jazz Festival, although saxophonist Evan Parker joined not long after.
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The Globe Unity Orchestra, led by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, was founded in 1966, and for over twenty years it was a leading representative of the European free improvisation movement. Globe Unity and the movement generally put into practice the egalitarian ideal that was so strong in the Sixties. It played its last concert in Chicago in 1987. Then the band reunited for a memorial concert to one of its biggest fans, Robert Wenseler, who had recently died, in his home town of Aaachen, Germany.
The pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach founded Globe Unity Orchestra in 1966. Its 40th anniversary features 15 former collaborators from the European, British and American free-jazz scenes, including Evan Parker and the English trombonist Paul Rutherford, who died last year. Three lengthy tracks showcase the tropes of collective improvisation that von Schlippenbach helped to define, as the polyphonous ensemble eschews sequences of solos to move forward en masse. Three five-minute pieces are more playful, tuneful and structured.