(SLAMCD 262).Bar-code: 50 28386 02622 8
Alex Von Schllippenbach piano, Paul Dunmall tenor saxophone,
TonyBianco drums, Paul Rogers 7 string bass.
Track 1 Salamander 29min. 11sec.
Track 2 Leviathan 34min.46sec.
Recorded 21st October 2004 at Steam Rooms, Poplar, London. Engineer Jon Wilkinson.
A set of 2 powerful improvisations by 4 masters of the genre. Alex Von Schlippenbach, one of the pioneers of the free jazz movement in Berlin in the 1960's, known for his legendary big band the Globe Unity Orchestra and his trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens. Recently he has recorded the complete works of Thelonius Monk. Paul Dunmall, one of the leading lights in melodic free improvising over the last 25 years on saxophone and his more revolutionary work on bagpipes, has an immense range of experience playing with Johnny Guitar Watson, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Mujician and Danny Thompson's ‘Whatever’. Paul Rogers is an integral part of the European Improvised music scene, working with all the recognized players across the continent and beyond, whilst developing his outstanding approach on his own designed 7 string bass. Tony Bianco, firmly rooted in the Jazz Tradition from his home in New York, has embraced all forms of improvised music. His drive and stamina are exceptional.