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JOHANSSON-SCHLIPPENBACH-BROTZMANN

Up and down the lion-revised

Label: Olof Bright

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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“The only existing recording by this legendary 1979 trio. Alexander von Schlippenbach and Sven-Åke Johansson was a working duo, when Peter Brötzmann joined them for a trio tour in Sweden in the fall of 1979. They were all three part of the strong growth of the free improvised music and free jazz in Europe. In 1979, though, the era of revolutions was already history. They had all played in groups that made any retreat impossible; not to mention their solo works. The music of the trio 1979 could really not have much to do with the past, they were all too busy exploiting the present. This makes the music very special. It is strong, energetic, melodic and experimenting, Johansson playing both accordeon and drums. The music on this CD must be counted among the most important expressions of all three musicians. The cover is also special, designed by Sven-Åke Johansson, using a couple of his unique photos from the Berlin Wall 1976. The ruin of Haus Vaterland was specially printed as a small poster for this CD-edition. The album consists of one long improvisation in five different parts.”
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Cat. number: OBCD26
Year: 2009