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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER *COMPLETE* DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0520) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0520.html . Though most of this was included on FMP CD 111, the compilation called Schlippenbach & Johansson, here for the first time since the original 1978 release is the complete Kung Bore LP. The rare FMP title recorded outside of Germany, Kung Bore is a many-splendored thing, a deceptively casual-sounding encounter that slips from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again in less time than it takes to close up an accordion. All hail Kung Bore!
All compositions by Schlippenbach/Johansson, except # 7 by Harburg-Allen.
released January 1, 1978
"Kung Bore shows the many sides of this adventurous duo: from the intense/serious dialogues of Kung Bore to the open-ended swing of Empty and the engaging humor/intensity of Blues, Rainbow and Blood (all featuring Johansson’s loose accordion work and endearing vocal).... The duo of Schlippenbach/Johansson is not as well known as that of Brötzmann/Bennink, but on the evidence of this record, it certainly should be." --Milo Fine, Jazz Forum (Poland)
"A fine document from a lost era." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide, 4 stars
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Sven-Åke Johansson: drums, accordion, voice
Recorded live by Nils Edström on November 18th & 19th, 1977, at the Fasching in Stockholm.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design and photograph by Marina Kern & Sven-Åke Johansson.