25 January 2014


Here we have another installment of the Baden Baden Free Jazz Meetings.
This post of the concerts/rehearsals is not complete.
Several titles were released and are still available and therefore not included here.
You can find the missing titles: "Every Single One of Us is a Pearl," "Ruby, My Dear," and "Kunstmusik II" on Pearls (FMP 0380)  at destination-out.
 "Marañao," "Composition 23B," Jahrmarkt," "Hannebüchen." and "The Forge" on Baden-Baden '75 (FMP CD 137). The CD is to my knowledge still in print although harder to obtain. Try it here f.e.

I'm indebted to Peter Losin for his detailed information regarding line-up and titles - I took the freedom to duplicate it here with some minor changes. (Miles Ahead)

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Enrico Rava, trumpet
Günter Christmann, trombone, alphorn
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet
Anthony Braxton, alto saxophone
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophone
Rüdiger Carl, alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
Alexander Von Schlippenbach, piano, accordion
Peter Kowald, bass, tuba, vocals, conductor
J.B. "Buschi" Niebergall, bass
Paul Lovens, drums, percussion, saw
Achim Hebgen, announcer

Disc 1
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 4:34

2 Every Single One of Us is a Pearl (E. Parker) 26:01
 Duos (L/R): Parker/Kowald; Christmann/Carl; Mangelsdorff/Pilz; Niebergall/Rava; Schlippenbach/Lovens; Rutherford/Lovens/Kowald/Braxton; Wheeler/Dudek; Brötzmann

3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:00

4 A Capella Breath (M. Schoof) 4:27
 Rava (L), Schoof (center), Wheeler (R)

5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:19

6 From E-Flat On (M. Schoof) 7:38
 The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz

7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:15

8 Ostinato (M. Schoof) 7:26
 Solos: Pilz, Dudek (ss)

9 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:42

10 Night Heron (A. Mangelsdorff) 3:07
 Wheeler, Rava, Mangelsdorff, Parker, Braxton

11 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:34

12 Brief Inventions (A. Mangelsforff-E. Rava) 4:01
 Rava, Mangelsdorff

13 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:29

14 Marañao (E. Rava) 10:17
 Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Braxton (as); Schoof (tpt)

15 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:59

Disc 2
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:55

2 Man-Brax (M. Schoof-A. Braxton) 4:16
 Schoof, Braxton

3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:47

4 Ruby, My Dear (T. Monk) (arr. Schlippenbach) 4:47
 Solo: Braxton

5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:49

6 Composition 23B (A. Braxton) 18:05
 Solos: Schlippenbach, Lovens, Rava, Carl (as), Schoof, Brötzmann (bss)

7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:52

8 How It Base (A. Braxton-E. Parker) 4:16
 Braxton, Parker

9 Chris-Brax (A. Braxton-G. Christmann) 2:40
 Braxton, Christmann

10 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:36

11 Ten Beats (G. Christmann) 2:50
 The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz

12 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:21

13 Pardon Mein Kopf (R. Rutherford) 3:04
 Rutherford solo

14 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:46

15 Hip Hymn No. 2 (P. Rutherford) 19:34
 Duos: Christmann/Brötzmann, Kowald (L)/Niebergall (R), Dudek/Mangelsdorff, Braxton/Pilz, Carl/Parker, Rava (L)/Wheeler (R), Christmann/Brötzmann

16 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:10

17 Kunstmusik II (A. von Schlippenbach) 10:19

Disc 3
1 A Simple Waltz (K. Wheeler) 9:55
 Trios: Mangelsdorff/Pilz/Niebergall, Lovens/Pilz/Kowald (tuba); Solos: Schoof, Carl (as), Rutherford

2 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:20

3 Billiger Willi (M. Pilz-P. Kowald) 2:03
 Pilz, Kowald

4 Un Peu d'Ail (M. Pilz-P. Kowald) 3:09
 Pilz, Kowald

5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:41

6 Jetzt Wird Abgerechnet (Globe Unity 11) 3:21
 The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz

7 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 1:00

8 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 3:13

9 Zahltag (Globe Unity 11) 7:25
 The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz

10 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:10

11 Jahrmarkt I (P. Kowald) 5:46
 Solo: Christmann

12 Jahrmarkt II (P. Kowald) 7:32
 Solos: Parker (ss), Pilz, Brötzmann (cl); Lovens (säge)

13 Jahrmarkt III (P. Kowald) 9:49
 Solos: Schlippenbach (acc), Braxton, Rutherford/Mangelsdorff

14 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:03

15 The Forge (A. von Schlippenbach) 8:36
 Solos: Parker (ss); Wheeler (tpt); Schlippenbach

16 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:44

17 Hanebüchen (improvisation) 6:13
 Solos: Dudek (ts), Rava

18 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:15

Disc 4
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:05

2 Mainz Bleibt Mainz (P. Lovens) 6:55
 Solos: Rutherford (tb); Schlippenbach (p); Brötzmann (ts)

3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:27

4 Composition 23B (A. Braxton) 17:30
 Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Lovens (d); Rava (tpt); Carl (ts); Schoof (tpt); Brötzmann (bss)

5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:25

6 Hip Hymn No. 2 (P. Rutherford) 20:58
 synth on tape

7 The Forge (A. von Schlippenbach) 8:11
 Solos: Parker (ss); Wheeler (tpt); Niebergall (b)

8 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:32

Disc 5
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:03

2 Marañao (E. Rava) 12:35
 Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Braxton (as); Schoof (tpt)

3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:54

4 Every Single One Of Us Is A Pearl (E. Parker) 26:45
 Solos: Parker/Kowald; Christmann/Carl; Mangelsdorff/Pilz; Niebergall/Rava; Lovens/Schlippenbach; Schoof/Braxton/Rutherford; Wheeler/Dudek; Brötzmann

5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:12

6 Ruby, My Dear (T. Monk) (arr. Schlippenbach) 4:50
 Solo: Braxton

7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:27

8 Machine Gun (P. Brötzmann) 12:00

9 Closing announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:19


Some of the music from the Workshop portion of this set (discs 1-3) has been issued commercially: "Every Single One of Us is a Pearl," "Ruby, My Dear," and "Kunstmusik II" on Pearls (FMP 0380), and "Jahrmarkt" on Jahrmarkt/Local Fair (Po Torch PTR/JWD 2). These titles were recorded November 25-27 at the Südwestfunk Studios in Baden-Baden during the New Jazz Meeting dedicated to "Ten Years Globe Unity Orchestra."

For Part 2 of Kowald's "Jahrmarkt," the group is divided into six small groups throughout in the studio. From left to right in this recording:

Kowald (tuba), Schlippenbach (acc), Brötzmann (cl)
Parker (ss), Wheeler, Rutherford
Christmann, Niebergall, Lovens
Mangelsdorff, Dudek (ts)
Rava, Carl (ts), Pilz

The issued version of "Jahrmarkt" is presented as a single performance but in fact -- because of the logistics of arranging musicians in groups around the studio -- it was recorded in three pieces.

Rutherford's "Hip Hymn No. 2" also involved complicated logistics. The musicians are arranged in four groups from left to right:

Braxton, Dudek, Parker, and Wheeler
Christmann and Brötzmann
Schlippenbach, Kowald, Niebergall, and Lovens
Rava, Carl, Pilz, and Mangelsdorff

In addition, Rutherford prepared a tape of the synthesizer part, and the group played on top of it.

Discs 4-5 were recorded during a public performance on November 28 at Kurfürstliches Schloss in Mainz.


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wightdj said...

Really BIG thanks, super collection!

Anonymous said...

in each archive is missing a few things.... very sorry

Gamefront: cd1,2,3 - exactly!!!

onxidlib said...

Hi anonymous - yes a few tracks are missing.
If you read my introduction above carefully you will find out why - the missing tracks are available as official releases.
Sometimes it is useful to read the complete post...
Here at Inconstant Sol we post only music which is out-of-print or otherwise seriously not available!!

doghouse said...

Wonderful - thanks for sharing - much appreciated

Anonymous said...

Now I understand, sorry!
with respect!

sandor essedy said...

thanks for this great post & a great idea to give the 'destination out' link; time to hear harder to find!

Phil Woodruff said...

Thanks so much!!! Can't wait to dig in! Have the commercial released discs so a great addition!


paul said...

Many thanks for this superb upload.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much

Craig Premo said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great post, but out of reach. Zippy, Mega or 1fichier PLEASE...

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kinabalu said...

Splendid, Onx. Thanks for continuing this series. We have posted 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976 and 1977, as far as I can remember, so if there are any more BBs up you sleeve, we'll be forever thankful.

-Otto- said...

A very big THANK YOU to Peter Losin and his website for the detailed and complete information, and a second THANK YOU, of course, to onxidlib for posting all the "lost" performances.

slovenlyeric said...

Thank you for all of your work on this. Some great music here. Much of it seems as good as what got released officially.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for Zippy links,Onxidlib!
All The Best!

matt w said...

Thank you!

Wallofsound said...

Rewarding. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this. It looks great!


Anonymous said...

I'm happy that I can listen to all these lost rarities now. Thanks a lot! - But I have a question: where can I find "Hip Hymn No. 2" (P. Rutherford) 19:34. It should have been on disc 2, but it isn't. And it is also not on Baden-Baden 75 (FMP CD 137)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, just found "Hip Hymn No. 2"!

francisco santos said...

it was wonder if you could re upload this Baden gem...for the third time... Big THX

onxidlib said...

I'll do this one soon.
If necessary I'll reup the 1977 one as well.
From the 1976 BBFJW I have a more complete version.

onxidlib said...

Re-up without the officialy released parts - for more information please refer to the post's text:


francisco santos said...

BIG THX !!!!....

jawn michael said...

Links 3, 4 & 5 appear to be dead.

jawn michael said...

Maybe those links are dead because they are the officially released parts? If so, sorry my mistake for not reading the instructions. Either way thank you onx and others for all the incredible jazz, especially the Baden Baden lately.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

HI Jawn Michael - just tried all links (not logged in) and all are still visible / available. Which they should as I have a payed account. The officially available parts I've never posted. The five links from July 26, 2015 contain only the unissued music.
Maybe you try it again.

jawn michael said...

Sorry my error again and thanks for the great music.

jawn michael said...

Yup I made another user error. The Baden Baden stuff you've provided is amazing.