25 April 2013

SCHLIPPENBACH QUARTETT "DAS HOHE LIED" (PO TORCH, 1981)





Some more bodyslammin'............. [;-)





SCHLIPPENBACH QUARTETT   "DAS HOHE LIED"


Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Evan Parker, soprano and tenor saxophone
Alan Silva, double bass
Paul Lovens, selected drums and cymbals, singing saw, zither

LP 1 (Side A & B)
1. Let this mouth shower kisses on you        44:25

LP 2
1. Blow on my garden and press out the spice  21:17
2. Who can this be advancing from the desert? 25:01

Recorded at the Quartier Latin, Berlin on 6th and 8th November, 1981.


PO TORCH PTR/JWD 16/17

(lp rip)

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12 comments:

onxidlib said...
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martin said...

OH!!! WOW!!! I had considered asking about this when you uploaded the Detto . . . Thank you very much indeed.

Colin Green said...

Wow! Thanks so much guys.

wightdj said...

Hard one to find, thanks.

Colin Green said...

Evan forbid!

kinabalu said...

I sense we may be on a schlippery slope here ...

glmlr said...


Thanks for these AvS posts, Onx. I bought these albums when they first appeared but haven’t listened to them in many years now, so it was refreshing to pull them out again. They were the good old days - when AvS was known to play the piano with a six-foot plank of wood, and when he didn’t give a damn about Monk. How sad that in his old age, he threw in the towel and became an embarrassing Monk revisionist, like so many other nondescripts.

-Otto- said...

Thanks for this rip, onxidlib! I dunno about glmlr's comment that Schlippenbach didn't give a damn about Monk. I think the GUO "Evidence" album is evidence enough - regardless of whether one likes to call Schlippenbach an embarrassing revisionist nondescript these days.

maready said...

Honestly, I don't know where I'd be without you folks --- I am reading Mike Heffley's great book about German improvisation and while I have a modest collection of the relevant works, it is a great privilege to be able to find the Globe Unity, Petrovsky and other long-vanished LPs as I come across them in the text. Many thanks to all who have digitized and shared their precious collections, and to the musicians themselves.

Not to mention both Mr. Thelonious Monk and Herr von Schlippenbach, two of modern music's great composers. Since the death of Steve Lacy, I doubt there is another musician who has understood Monk's musical language as profoundly as AvS. And that's a project that could easily take one's entire life to accomplish. Did I hear someone hinting that this was somehow taking the EASY way out? :0

Anonymous said...

thanks for all these Po Torch goodies. This one is a scorcher!

Daniel Karrer said...

Man oh man, I don´t have enough words to thank you guys. REALLY.
Awesome stuff, as always.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

please a re-post