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Alexander von Schlippenbach

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 7, 1938    

Alexander von Schlippenbach

Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano, composer

One of Europe's premier free jazz bandleaders, pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's music mixes free and contemporary classical elements, with his slashing solos often the link between the two in his compositions.

Schlippenbach formed The Globe Unity Orchestra in 1966 to perform the piece”Globe Unity,which had been commissioned by the Berliner Jazztage. He remained involved with the orchestra into the '80s.

Schlippenbach began taking lessons at eight, and studied at the Staatliche Hochschule for Musik in Cologne with composers Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Rudolf Petzold. He played with Gunther Hampel in 1963, and was in Manfred Schoof's quintet from 1964 to 1967....
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  • Schlippenbach Plays Monk

    Babel
    2012
  • At Quartier Latin

    FMP Records
    2011
  • Blue Hawk

    Limetree Records
    2011
  • Live In Berlin

    Babel
    2010
  • Rottacher Rhapsodien

    Babel
    2010
  • Bauhaus Dessau

    Intakt Records
    2010
  • Piano Solo '77

    FMP Records
    2009
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