Schlippenbach Trio 40th Anniversary Concert
Jez Nelson presents a concert by the Alexander von Schlippenbach Trio. Now in their fortieth year, the Schlippenbach trio is one of the most enduring and respected ensembles in free improvising. Founder of the influential Globe Unity Orchestra during the sixties, pianist Schlippenbach is a key figure in the pioneering post war generation of German jazz musicians. In this trio with percussionist Paul Lovens and British saxophonist Evan Parker, he has released a series of important albums throughout his career, including Pakistani Pomade (1972) and Elf Bagatellen (1989). This fortieth anniversary concert recorded at London's Vortex club reveals the trio's recent engagement with Thelonious Monk's music.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Russell Finch.