Gebhard Ullmann: Kreutzberg Park East
Kreuzberg Park East
Gebhard Ullmann's Basement Research
Don't Touch My Music Vol. 2 (NotTwo MW 804-2)
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