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Baden-Baden New Jazz Meeting
Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden

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November 1975 (67 items; TT = 347:20)
Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden
Source/Quality: RB (B+)

Kenny Wheeler (tpt); Manfred Schoof (tpt); Enrico Rava (tpt); Günter Christmann (tb, alphorn); Paul Rutherford (tb); Albert Mangelsdorff (tb); Evan Parker (ss, ts); Peter Brötzmann (ts, bss, cl); Anthony Braxton (as); Gerd Dudek (ss, ts); Rüdiger Carl (as, ts, cl); Michel Pilz (bcl); Alexander Von Schlippenbach (p, accordion); Peter Kowald (b, tuba, voc, cond); J.B. "Buschi" Niebergall (b); Paul Lovens (d, perc, säge); Achim Hebgen (ann)

Disc 1
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 4:34
2 Every Single One of Us is a Pearl (E. Parker) 26:02

Duos (L/R): Parker/Kowald; Christmann/Carl; Mangelsdorff/Pilz; Niebergall/Rava; Schlippenbach/Lovens; Rutherford/Lovens/Kowald/Braxton; Wheeler/Dudek; Brötzmann
3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:00
4 A Capella Breath (M. Schoof) 4:27

Rava (L), Schoof (center), Wheeler (R)
5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:19
6 From E-Flat On (M. Schoof) 7:38

The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz
7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:15
8 Ostinato (M. Schoof) 7:26

Solos: Pilz, Dudek (ss)
9 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:42
10 Night Heron (A. Mangelsdorff) 3:07

Wheeler, Rava, Mangelsdorff, Parker, Braxton
11 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:34
12 Brief Inventions (A. Mangelsdorff-E. Rava) 4:01

Rava, Mangelsdorff
13 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:29
14 Marañao (E. Rava) 10:17

Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Braxton (as); Schoof (tpt)
15 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:59

Disc 2
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:55
2 Man-Brax (M. Schoof-A. Braxton) 4:16

Schoof, Braxton
3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:47
4 Ruby, My Dear (T. Monk) (arr. Schlippenbach) 4:47

Solo: Braxton
5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:49
6 Composition 23B (A. Braxton) 18:05

Solos: Schlippenbach, Lovens, Rava, Carl (as), Schoof, Brötzmann (bss)
7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:52
8 How It Base (A. Braxton-E. Parker) 4:16

Braxton, Parker
9 Chris-Brax (A. Braxton-G. Christmann) 2:40

Braxton, Christmann
10 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:36
11 Ten Beats (G. Christmann) 2:50

The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz
12 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:21
13 Pardon Mein Kopf (P. Rutherford) 3:04

Rutherford solo
14 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:46
15 Hip Hymn No. 2 (P. Rutherford) 19:34

Duos: Christmann/Brötzmann, Kowald (L)/Niebergall (R), Dudek/Mangelsdorff, Braxton/Pilz, Carl/Parker, Rava (L)/Wheeler (R), Christmann/Brötzmann
16 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:10
17 Kunstmusik II (A. von Schlippenbach) 10:19

Disc 3
1 A Simple Waltz (K. Wheeler) 9:55

Trios: Mangelsdorff/Pilz/Niebergall, Lovens/Pilz/Kowald (tuba); Solos: Schoof, Carl (as), Rutherford
2 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:20
3 Billiger Willi (M. Pilz-P. Kowald) 2:03

Pilz, Kowald
4 Un Peu d'Ail (M. Pilz-P. Kowald) 3:09

Pilz, Kowald
5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:41
6 Jetzt wird Abgerechnet (Globe Unity 11) 3:21

The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz
7 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 1:00
8 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 3:13
9 Zahltag (Globe Unity 11) 7:25

The Globe Unity 11: Wheeler, Schoof, Rava, Rutherford, Mangelsdorff, Christmann, Kowald (tuba), Parker, Dudek, Braxton, Pilz
10 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:10
11 Jahrmarkt I (P. Kowald) 5:46

Solo: Christmann
12 Jahrmarkt II (P. Kowald) 7:32

Solos: Parker (ss), Pilz, Brötzmann (cl); Lovens (säge)
13 Jahrmarkt III (P. Kowald) 9:49

Solos: Schlippenbach (acc), Braxton, Rutherford/Mangelsdorff
14 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:03
15 The Forge (A. von Schlippenbach) 8:36

Solos: Parker (ss); Wheeler (tpt); Schlippenbach
16 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:44
17 Hanebüchen (improvisation) 6:13

Solos: Dudek (ts), Rava
18 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:15

Disc 4
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 2:05
2 Mainz bleibt Mainz (P. Lovens) 6:55

Solos: Rutherford (tb); Schlippenbach (p); Brötzmann (ts)
3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:27
4 Composition 23B (A. Braxton) 17:30

Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Lovens (d); Rava (tpt); Carl (ts); Schoof (tpt); Brötzmann (bss)
5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:25
6 Hip Hymn No. 2 (P. Rutherford) 20:58

synth on tape
7 The Forge (A. von Schlippenbach) 8:11

Solos: Parker (ss); Wheeler (tpt); Niebergall (b)
8 Announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:32

Disc 5
1 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 1:03
2 Marañao (E. Rava) 12:35

Solos: Schlippenbach (p); Braxton (as); Schoof (tpt)
3 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:54
4 Every Single One of Us is a Pearl (E. Parker) 26:45

Solos: Parker/Kowald; Christmann/Carl; Mangelsdorff/Pilz; Niebergall/Rava; Lovens/Schlippenbach; Schoof/Braxton/Rutherford; Wheeler/Dudek; Brötzmann
5 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:12
6 Ruby, My Dear (T. Monk) (arr. Schlippenbach) 4:50

Solo: Braxton
7 Introduction (Achim Hebgen) 0:27
8 Machine Gun (P. Brötzmann) 12:00
9 Closing announcement (Achim Hebgen) 0:19

Some of the music from the Workshop portion of this set (discs 1-3) has been issued commercially:

  1. "Every Single One of Us is a Pearl," "Ruby, My Dear," and "Kunstmusik II" on Pearls (FMP 0380)
  2. "Jahrmarkt" on Jahrmarkt/Local Fair (Po Torch PTR/JWD 2)
  3. "Marañao," "Composition 23B," Jahrmarkt," "Hannebüchen." and "The Forge" on Baden-Baden '75 (FMP CD 137)

These titles were recorded November 25-27 at the Südwestfunk Studios in Baden-Baden during the New Jazz Meeting dedicated to "Ten Years Globe Unity Orchestra."

For Part 2 of Kowald's "Jahrmarkt," the group is divided into six small groups throughout in the studio. From left to right in this recording:

  1. Kowald (tuba), Schlippenbach (acc), Brötzmann (cl)
  2. Parker (ss), Wheeler, Rutherford
  3. Christmann, Niebergall, Lovens
  4. Braxton
  5. Mangelsdorff, Dudek (ts)
  6. Rava, Carl (ts), Pilz

The issued version of "Jahrmarkt" is presented as a single performance but in fact -- because of the logistics of arranging musicians in groups around the studio -- it was recorded in three pieces.

Rutherford's "Hip Hymn No. 2" also involved complicated logistics. The musicians are arranged in four groups from left to right:

  1. Braxton, Dudek, Parker, and Wheeler
  2. Christmann and Brötzmann
  3. Schlippenbach, Kowald, Niebergall, and Lovens
  4. Rava, Carl, Pilz, and Mangelsdorff

In addition, Rutherford prepared a tape of the synthesizer part, and the group played on top of it.

Discs 4-5 were recorded during a public performance on November 28 at Kurfürstliches Schloss in Mainz.

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