18 August 2015


Several weeks ago I was doing research for some liner-notes. Eagerly searching for information also at the www I came across a book called "Postserielle Musik und Free Jazz" by Hans Kumpf.
The contents of the book did not help in my search. But I encountered some informations (and a score) of Manfred Schoof's "Ode".
Luckily I found the music in the collection of a friend who generously send me the files.
"Ode" never was available officially although it seems to be a rather important piece of music for the development of German (European) Free Jazz.

Schlippenbach's "Globe Unity 70" is or better was available through Atavistic.
Seemingly it's OOP at the moment - therefore I left it for your enjoyment.

The title of Brötzmann's tune "Drunken in the Morning Sunrise" reminded me about the circumstances for the recording sessions of "Machine Gun".
Brötzmann and Buschi Niebergall went - after the first part of the session - for some beers.
Eventually they took shelter for a nap at a building lot. Next morning Niebergall and Brötzmann woke up, had a mouthful of beer and went back to the "Lila Eule" for the second part of their recording session......

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn
Manfred Schoof, trumpet, flugelhorn, bach-trumpet
Tomasz Stanko, trumpet
Bernard Vitet, trumpet
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Malcolm Griffiths, trombone
Paul Rutherford, trombone, tenor horn
Evan Parker, soprano & tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophone, flute
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone
Heinz Sauer, baritone, tenor & alto saxophone
Peter Brötzmann, tenor & baritone saxophone, bassetthorn
Derek Bailey, guitar
Alexander Von Schlippenbach, piano, percussion
J.B. "Buschi" Niebergall, bass, bass trombone
Peter Kowald, bass, tuba
Arjen Gorter , bass,electric-bass
Han Bennink, drums, shell-horn, dhung, gachi
Paul Lovens, drums, percussion

Joachim-Ernst Berendt, announcement

1. Globe Unity 70 (A. von Schlippenbach)     17:51
2. Ode (M. Schoof)     12:54
3. Drunken in the Morning Sunrise (P. Brötzmann)     9:53

Recorded on November 7, 1970 at the Kongresshalle, Berlin.

(track 1 was released on Atavistic [UMS/ALP 223CD])


onxidlib said...


matt w said...


There's a video on YouTube of "Drunken In the Morning Sunrise" (I think the same performance). Some of the time AVS is slamming a piece of wood down on the keyboard.

sandor essedy said...

thanks for this one.

slovenlyeric said...

Thank you. Always interested in more of this band. Brotzmann is playing around Europe this fall with a new Octet which sounds amazing. I tried to set up a trip around it, but could not work it out. He is definitely in Krakow with this band in November. I also heard Schlippenbach Trio is doing their Winterese tour again. I saw them a couple of years ago for three nights in Berlin and Amsterdam. Amazing stuff! The Intakt record Features is from that time and is amazing. Hopefully, this your post will inspire people to go to some of the upcoming gigs the guys from Globe Unity are doing. (Sadly, I don't know of any plans for a reunion).

candle mambo said...

thanks for the music. Indeed, what a band!

matt w,
thanks for referring to the video, it's great!

Damon Smith said...

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onxidlib said...

Hi Damon - enjoy the music.
I've added your website(s).

Damon Smith said...

Thanks! I love this blog, I check daily, link to it on Facebook all the time!

-Otto- said...

Thank you, onxidlib! I haven't been here for quite a while and I'm only now discovering all the posts that have happened here since.