Pakistani Pomade Reissue

Pakistani Pomade Reissue

Alexander VonSchlippenbach

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Finally reissued after decades of being inobtainable, one of the milestones of improvised music.

Recorded in 1972, PAKISTANI POMADE is the debut outing by the longest standing free music ensemble in Europe, the Schlippenbach Trio - together pianist Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lovens continue to rock the world of improvisation today. Asked about his favorite recordings among those he's made, Parker has long referred to this gem, and now everyone can hear exactly why. A powerhouse, full of the group's trademark detail but also packing considerable free jazz punch, the record contains a variety of tracks, from short experimental sound pieces to epic firestorms, all featuring the early mature work of master percussionist Lovens.

As part of the Unheard Music Series' FMP Archive Edition, PAKISTANI POMADE was remastered from the original tapes by FMP founder Jost Gebers. The UMS reissue also augments the original session with more than 20 minutes of new material that was thought lost, but recently unearthed. To fill out the package: a gallery of never published photos of the threesome, including some from the recording session. For the cover, we have used an extremely rare cover from the first edition of the LP, which sports an image drawn by Schlippenbach's young son, with the dedication above it: "The Filthy Trio." Long live this kind of filth!

(UMS240CD)

$13.00