"As radical as this seminal trio must have sounded when their first release Pakistani Pomade (FMP 0110) came out two decades ago, this new live recording still sounds fresh, ferociously awe-inspiring, and energized. Over the years, these three have evolved into a telepathic unit. This is collective improvisation of the highest order as the three weave a seamless flow of ideas, simultaneously driving the music forward while acutely tuning in to each other. Each player leaves plenty of room for the others as the music metamorphoses through various passages of duos and trios. This release is a paean to extended collective improvisation by masters of the form and reminded me of why I was so energized by this type of music when I first began listening to it." -- Cadence
"Physics? This is more like a plate of steaming clams, or better yet a big pot of hot fish soup. It is 74 minutes of thick, steaming music played by the group that never dies, served up in two lengthy courses. One can sense a link between the final period of Coltrane, for example, and the playing of Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, and Paul Lovens, although eliminated is the need for grandiose theme statements to kick the jams into gear. Since modern jazz in the early '90s had been largely running away frightened from the late Coltrane model and retreating into more conservative, commercial realms, one could say this is the trio that is physically carrying the history of jazz forward. Whatever they are doing, it's top notch." -- Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide (4 stars)
"One of ’s most enduing releases." -- The Wire
Evan Parker: soprano & tenor saxophone
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Paul Lovens: selected drums and cymbals
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on June 16th, 1991, during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Mixed by Jost Gebers.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers
Liner notes: Wolfgang Burde. Translation: Margaret Neuendorf
BOOKLET: Front motive: Paul Lovens. Layout/Photo: Jost Gebers