Schlingerland Reissue

Schlingerland Reissue

Sven-Ake Johannson

(from John Corbett's liner notes...) "Stockholm, Fall 1972. Sven-Åke Johansson, up to then busy playing and recording with Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Manfred Schoof and other leading figures of continental improvisation, as well as his own lesser-known Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik, sat down to make one of the world's unique drum documents. Johansson put Schlingerland out himself in a heretofore unseen-by-most-humans edition of several hundred, with a lovely hand-printed cover. Later, Berlin's incendiary stalwart FMP initiated its sister label SAJ by reissuing the LP. It wasn't the first solo free percussion album in Europe - Pierre Favre and Han Bennink beat Johansson by a couple of years. But it is unlike those other percussion-centric records, focused fixatedly on the drumset. Nothing extraneous. A poem on polyrhythm. A meditiation on varieties of flow and levels of intensity. And the infinite possibilties of the kit."

(UMS212CD)

$13.00