Alexander von Schlippenbach Globe Unity Orchestra - Global Unity: 50 Years (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 44:02 minutes | 552 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
The Globe Unity Orchestra is not just an ensemble of enormous historical importance to jazz but one which proves the continuing relevance of its self-imposed task. The present line-up, encompassing musicians of several generations and nationalities, lives up to the responsibility of producing genuinely new music, rejecting the commonplace and avoiding cliché, each time they play together. As if to contradict those who accuse the Globe Unity Orchestra (and free jazz in general) of predictability, the golden jubilee at the Jazzfest Berlin was characterised by extreme contrast and high drama, both musical and visual.