"Colossal, brutish, majestic, here is the world’s (greatest?) orchestra asserting its primal role in the aftermath of free jazz." -- Richard Cook, Jazz Express
"...a magnificent recording of a magnificent 12-piece ensemble. Paul Lovens (drums) and Alan Silva (bass) provide pace and stimulus from the bottom up, aided by the fat, greasy power of three trombones (George Lewis, Günter Christmann and Albert Mangelsdorff – phew!) and Bob Stewart’s beautiful tuba. Everyone involved understands the mystery and majesty Schlippenbach is aiming for, and everyone sounds great." -- The Wire
Globe Unity Orchestra
Toshinori Kondo: trumpet
Kenny Wheeler: trumpet, flugelhorn
Gerd Dudek: soprano & tenor saxophone, flute
Evan Parker: soprano & tenor saxophone
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: clarinet, alto saxophone, flute
Günter Christmann: trombone
George Lewis: trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff: trombone
Bob Stewart: tuba
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Alan Silva: double bass
Paul Lovens: drums
Recorded live on November 4th, 1986, during the JazzFest Berlin, at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin.
Recording engineer: unknown.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.