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ARTIST
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Globe Unity 67/70
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CD

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ALP 223CD ALP 223CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/17/2001

Alexander V. Schlippenbach's historic trans-European free jazz orchestra, featuring Gunter Hampel, Kris Wanders, Gerd Dudek, Willem Breuker, Manfred Schoof, Peter Brötzmann, Albert Mangelsdorff, Peter Kowald, Jaki Liebezeit, Mani Neumeier, Sven-Ake Johansson, etc. The 2 enclosed pieces are previously unreleased German radio broadcasts. "Since the beginning of the 'free jazz era' in 1960 at that time, we played almost exclusively in small groups -- I was fascinated by the idea of playing our 'new' music with a large ensemble. The premiere performance, in November 1966 in the Berliner Philharmonic, was a sensational success, because the press outdid themselves equally in extravagant praise and hysterical vituperation. With this, the Globe Unity was founded and began its career, which lasted more than twenty years. The compositions presented on this CD originated in radio commissions for the Donaueachinger Tage für Neus Musik ('Globe Unity 67') and for the Berliner Jazztage ('Globe Unity 70'). The 67 piece is based on the systematic application and expansion of the procedures already used in Globe Unity 66. In this respect, 'Globe Unity 70' is determined more by aleatorics and by semantic information for the players." --Alexander V. Schlippenbach