5th „Desire for Spring“ Jazz Week: Schlippenbach/Borghini/Marcelli

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5th „Desire for Spring“ Jazz Week: Schlippenbach/Borghini/Marcelli
Alexander von Schlippenbach (p), Antonio Borghini (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr)
…Avant-garde Jazz.

ALEX VON SCHLIPPENBACH – Born 7 April 1938, Berlin; 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. He played with Gunther Hampel in 1963, and was in Manfred Schoof’s quintet from 1964 to 1967.
Schlippenbach began heading various bands after 1967, among them 1970 trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens and a duo with Sven-Ake Johansson which they co-formed in 1976.  In the late ’80s, he formed the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra,which has featured a number ofesteemed European avant-garde jazz musicians including Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, KennyWheeler, Misha Mengelberg and Aki Takase. During the 90`s Duo work with Tony Oxley, Sam Rivers and Aki Takase. 1999 started performance and radiorecording of Thelonius Monks complete works, (all the compositions) with Rudi Mahall and his group „Die Enttäuschung“.
In the year 2016 at „Jazzfest Berlin“ 50th anniversary of Globe Unity.
Awards: „Kunstpreis der Stadt Berlin „(1976),“ Schallplattenpreise der UDJ“(1980/1981), „Albert Mangelsdorff Preis“ (1994)
The German Record Critics Award : „Monks Casino“ 2005/3
The „SWR-Jazz Award“2007 )

ANTONIO BORGHINI Double bass player and composer.
Born in Milan in 1977, he grows up in Rome.
He plays concerts around Europe with many projects such as “Domino quartet” with Sean Bergin, Gianluca Petrella and Hamid Drake; David Murray trio and quartet; the “Anthony Braxton quartet”,Cristina Zavalloni “Open quartet”,  and the Butch Morris Orchestra.
In 2009 he moves to Berlin and quickly becomes part of the so-called “echtzeitmusik” scene.  He is regularly playing in Tristan Honsinger’s company “Hopscotch”; Alexander Von Schlippenbach quartet; “Quartetto trionfale” with Günter Sommer, Manfred Schoof and Gianluigi Trovesi.  He played, toured and recorded with many other musicians such as Han Bennink, John Tchicai, Leo Smith, Stefano Bollani, Aldo Romano, Aki Takase and many others.

ANDREA MARCELLI Drummer/Composer/Clarinet-player born in Rome and resides in Berlin since 2001 where he is very active in the Berlin jazz scene.
He lived in Los Angeles from ’89 to ’97 and then in New York until 2001 and was very active in the US Jazz scene.
He has successfully performed extensively on 5 continents, has two releases as a leader on Verve/PolyGram and played with musicians such as Wayne Shorter, David Liebman, Allan Holdsworth, Markus Stockhausen, Simon Stockhausen, Eberhard Weber, Ekkehard Wölk several ensembles, Marc Johnson, Palle Danielsson, Sirone, Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner, Eddie Gomez, Bob Mintzer, Don Menza and many others.
About 200 of his compositions have been recorded and two of them are included in „The European Real Book“ and „The Digital Real Book part two“.
– Wayne Shorter wrote: „Andrea Marcelli’s music is vibrant and thought-provoking as today’s events. Andrea is such a chameleon. When I first heard his music, it struck me that he played drums, clarinet, percussion, keyboards and composed in a variety of styles that defied classification, moreover, his display of sensitivity and creative approach to the work produced.“
– John Kelman (www.allaboutjazz.com): „….Marcelli’s compositions transcend simple melody, transporting the listener to places known and unknown, eliciting hidden emotions…“


5th „Desire for Spring“ Jazz Week 29.März – 2.April
Join us at the magic 5th „Desire for Spring Jazz week“, 29. März – 2. April during the Easter vacation at the Kunstfabrik Schlot!
Five different journeys of music dialogues, dynamics, passion, rhythms and colors of Jazz. Accomplished drummer/composer Andrea Marcelli will bring some of the best soloists of the Berlin Jazz scene.  Each evening a different mood and genre.
Opening concert 29.03 with the trio of the two virtuoso pianist Ekkehard Wölk and Roberto Badoglio.
On 30.03 a quartet with refined pianist Tino Derado and creative saxophonist Peter Ehwald featuring Bill Evans favorite songs. On 31.04 Cinema meets Jazz with a quartet featuring giant saxophonist Walter Gauchel. On 01.04 a special Hammond Organ + vibes Quartet with warm and swinging guitarist Giorgio Crobu. Closing concert on 02.04 featuring one of Europe’s premier free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach.
The musicians will bring their own colors representing different cultures and sensitivities, all together here in Berlin at Schlot!!  Jazz rearrangements of famous composers and all kind of original compositions and moods.
Expect the unexpected!