All compositions by Schlippenbach/Parker/Silva/Lovens.
released September 7, 1983
"The edges of Schlippenbach’s trio/quartet music have gradually feathered over the past dozen years, a process benchmarked by “Anticlockwise”. Evan Parker’s careening tenor prompts a dramatic sweep from the group that echoes Coltrane’s last period, as on Ore; his multiphonic-oriented soprano style elicits a more spiky rapport. The exceptional American bassist Alan Silva makes an intriguing debut with the quartet, his incisive phrasing and nuance-filled arco technique serving as a lynchpin between Schlippenbach’s densities and Loven’s asymmetries." - Bill Shoemaker, CODA
Evan Parker: soprano & tenor saxophone
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Alan Silva: double bass
Paul Lovens: drums, percussion
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on September 11th, 1982, at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by G. Fritze Margull.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.
This album is a visceral experience. With the world spiraling as it has in the past couple of years this album has been one of the only sources to match the frenetic intensity of my internal landscape. It beautifully articulates the cascading nuances of heightened emotions and creates a language that goes far beyond the pale of mere words. A work of genius that isn’t shy to be what it is without a shred of pussyfooting. Past Tense Future, yes indeed. it’s a ripper! MORE M.G. ON VIYNL PLEASE! joe-country