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Recorded June 14-16, 2005 at SWR Studio Baden-Baden by Alfred Habelitz, Tue Hesse, Norbert Vossen.
Alexander Von Schlippenbach-piano
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1. Twelve Tone Tales 9:17
Invention / Paraphrase
2. Devices and Desires 4:50
3. K 2 14:40
4. Allegro Agitato (Bernd Alois Zimmemann) 4:20
5. The One 7:02
6. Twelve Tone Tales II 6:00
Invention a, Paraphrase, Invention b
7. Only Thing Left 8:57
8. Meo 8:21
9. Lok 03 3:37
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"The pianist alone in the studio. That is the counterpole to vonSchlippenbach's work with the Globe Unity Orchestra; at the same time, it is also an orchestral challenge in the form of the keyboard, hammers, and strings of the piano. He prepared four twelve-tone compositions and a few ideas for pieces, including a few brilliant themes by Monk or Dolphy. What's left is the freedom of going it alone and losing oneself in oneself, motivated by a life's work in motion ... With tremendous joy in playing, Alexander von Schlippenbach returns to his foundation and impetus: to jazz."-Bert Noglik, Liner Notes
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"One of Europe's premier free jazz bandleaders, pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's music mixes free and contemporary classical elements, with his slashing solos often the link between the two in his compositions. Schlippenbach formed The Globe Unity Orchestra in 1966 to perform the piece"Globe Unity, which had been commissioned by the Berliner Jazztage.
He remained involved with the orchestra into the '80s. Schlippenbach began taking lessons at eight, and studied at the Staatliche Hochschule for Musik in Cologne with composers Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Rudolf Petzold. He played with Gunther Hampel in 1963, and was in Manfred Schoof's quintet from 1964 to 1967.Schlippenbach began heading various bands after 1967, among them 1970 trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens and a duo with Sven-Ake Johansson which they co-formed in 1976. Schlippenbach has also given many solos performances. In the late '80s, he formed the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra,which has featured a number ofesteemed European avant-garde jazz musicians including Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, KennyWheeler, Misha Mengelberg and Aki Takase. During the 90`s Duo work with Tony Oxley, Sam Rivers and Aki Takase. 1999 started performance and radiorecording of Thelonius Monks complete works, (all the compositions) with Rudi Mahall and his group "Die Enttäuschung"."-Alexander von Schlippenbach Website (http://www.avschlippenbach.com/)
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