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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Globe Unity Orchestra - Berlin 1986

Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity Orchestra is one of the longest living large band projects in free jazz. Here they are in Berlin, at roughly half of their run so far (I hope it will continue for another while!), incorporating the usual mix of musicians from Europe, the US, and Japan as well.

This comes from the same edition of the JazzFest that also yielded the 20th Anniversary album for FMP (recorded Nov. 4).

Globe Unity Orchestra
JazzFest Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
October 30, 1986

Toshinori Kondo - trumpet
Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, flugelhorn
Günter Christmann - trombone
George Lewis - trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Bob Stewart - tuba
Gerd Dudek - soprano & tenor sax, flute, clarinet
Evan Parker - tenor sax
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky - alto & baritone sax, flute, clarinet
Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano, leader
Alan Silva - bass
Paul Lovens - percussion

1. Quasar (44:58) [inc]

Sound: A
Lineage: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)


ubu said...

MP2 (tagged, I hope) + info:

Again, for help with handling these MP2 files, refer to the link on top right of the page!

archer said...

much gratitude

i am very curious the reason for mp2. i've never seen it before

ubu said...

Well, I don't know what's the reason for MP2 files... what I do know is that they are the original file format of digital satellite radio broadcasts, and it makes more sense to pass on these files (which are 48 kHz files) in their original format, rather than compress them to 44.1 kHz (FLAC, WAV) and at the same time make them 2-3 times bigger in filesize!

More information here:

archer said...

thanks very much for that and for not taking my curiosity as veiled complaint as is the more common response to such questions.

thanks again for making this available. hearing globe unity live is an incredible experience. i attended a different performance in berlin and this recording refreshed the memory of it.

Osfabel said...

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Osfabel said...

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Erlend Skomsvoll too
it definitely will not disappoint you