01. Ore 19:44
02. Anticlockwise 17:59
Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano
Evan Parker - soprano and tenor saxophone
Alan Silva - bass
Paul Lovens - drums
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on September 11th, 1982, at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
The edges of Schlippenbach’s trio/quartet music have gradually feathered over the past dozen years, a process benchmarked by “Anticlockwise”. Evan Parker’s careening tenor prompts a dramatic sweep from the group that echoes Coltrane’s last period, as on Ore; his multiphonic-oriented soprano style elicits a more spiky rapport. The exceptional American bassist Alan Silva makes an intriguing debut with the quartet, his incisive phrasing and nuance-filled arco technique serving as a lynchpin between Schlippenbach’s densities and Loven’s asymmetries