Gebhard Ullmann: Kreutzberg Park East


Kreuzberg Park East


Gebhard Ullmann's Basement Research


Don't Touch My Music Vol. 2 (NotTwo MW 804-2)

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Gebhard Ullmann (bass clarinet, tenor sax), Julian ArgŁelles (soprano sax, baritone sax), Steve Swell (trombone), John Hebert (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums).

Composed by Gebhard Ullmann


Recorded: Alchemia, Krakow, Poland, October 22, 2007


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

This is the music that plays during the freaky scene in the movie when the spirit of Albert Ayler and his crazy cousins come back to inhabit the instruments lying around on the practice room floor. A priest is summoned to perform an exorcism. Midway through the procedure, there's a lot of blood and other miscellaneous body fluids coating the floors and walls. The horns fly into rage-filled ascending passages. The door flies open and in walks Anthony Braxton. He takes one furious look at the poor man of the cloth, says nothing, and then points back down the hallway. As he passes through the door, the instruments rise up and execute a furious unison passage that's full of staccato bluster. Celebrations take place in the form of a trombone/drums duo, a sax/bass duo and, finally, one last low tone.

Braxton knows a good thing when he hears it. So does Gebhard Ullmann.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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