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    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!
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All compositions by Schlippenbach/Johansson, except # 7 by Harburg-Allen.

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released January 1, 1978

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"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.

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