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DIGITALLY REMASTERED. A beautiful performance by the Globe Unity Orchestra captured at the height of their powers. From the rousing Jelly Roll Morton opener, to the monumental "Maniacs" that brings
the roof down, Live in Wuppertal showcases the variety, versatility, and sheer joie de vivre that are the hallmarks of Globe Unity at their finest. John Litweiler called them "the most remarkable assembly of outside jazz talent since the AACM big bands that Muhal Richard Abrams used to lead in Chicago."
"It is free jazz at its finest and most ravaging and for me a transfusion of pure energy which will, I think, leave you weak. 'Maniacs' is, for lack of a better word, simply incredible...." -Cadence, 1977
released 16 November 1973
Globe Unity Orchestra
Manfred Schoof: trumpet
Kenny Wheeler: trumpet
Peter Bennink: alto saxophone, bagpipes
Peter Brötzmann: alto, tenor & bass saxophone
Gerd Dudek: tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Evan Parker: soprano & tenor saxophone
Michel Pilz: bass clarinet, flute, baritone saxophone
Günter Christmann: trombone
Paul Rutherford: trombone
Peter Kowald: tuba, alphorn, conduction
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano, conduction
Buschi Niebergall: double bass
Paul Lovens: drums
Conductors: Alexander von Schlippenbach & Peter Kowald.
Recorded live by Günter Schütte on March 25th, 1973, in Wuppertal.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp. Supervision by Jost Gebers.
Produced by Alexander von Schlippenbach and Peter Kowald.
Cover design by Peter Brötzmann & Peter Kowald.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers, Kurt Keil, and J. H. Müller.
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