(FMP CD 40)
The 1975 edition of the mighty Globe Unity Orchestra is captured in full swing on a great night. The music is lyrical, dramatic, rambunctious, and subtle. There’s a Monk cover and a march for anarchists! Originally released on two separate LPs, Rumbling presents the full concert in its original order.
Immediate download of 5-track album in your choice of format. Download also includes high res jpeg of the original CD booklet cover, plus the liner notes as a pdf.
"This is a magical concert, full of humor, pathos, and the strident push for free improv above all else — and the case gets made very convincingly." - All Music Guide, 4 1/2 star review
"A fairly explosive affair wherein free improvisational impulses are combined with structural signposts." - Cadence
"The best Globe Unity." - Rate Your Music
Kenny Wheeler: trumpet
Steve Lacy: soprano saxophone
Evan Parker: soprano & tenor saxophone, musical saw
Gerd Dudek: tenor saxophone
Albert Mangelsdorff: trombone
Paul Rutherford: trombone
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Peter Kowald: double bass, tuba
Paul Lovens: percussion, strings, musical saw
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on March 31st, 1975, during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers
Design/Layout: Jost Gebers.
Photos: outside by Helma Schleif, inside by Dagmar Gebers
The five pieces could previously be heard on two LPs from 1976 -- FMP 0220 (Globe Unity Special Vol 1: Evidence) and FMP 0270 (Globe Unity Special Vol 2: Into the valley).
For this download, tracks are presented in concert order.
Also, the uncompressed original masters were used.