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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Albums

Intricacies
Intricacies
NoBusiness Records
2015
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Features
Features
Intakt Records
2015
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Schlippenbach Plays...
Babel
2012
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[no cover]
Blue Hawk
Limetree Records
2011
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At Quartier Latin
At Quartier Latin
FMP Records
2011
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Bauhaus Dessau
Bauhaus Dessau
Intakt Records
2010
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Videos

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