Steidle, Soko -& Alexander Von Schlippenbach-
Live In Berlin
SoKo Steidle + Alexander von Schlippenbach was recorded on 6.5.22 and 15.5.22 at the XJazz Festival / Berlin and Industriesalon / Berlin. For the 20 year anniversary of my band SoKo Steidle, I wanted to take the opportunity to record a CD with Alex, with whom I played in different line ups over the past years (f.e. Globe Unity Orchestra). He, Aki Takase and of course Rudi, Henrik and Jan are family, from which I participated, especially when it is about free improvisation. For me, freedom and spontaneity as well as rival competition until harmonious interaction, is the main core of the Berlin sound of Jazz, rich as a whole wheat bread. Short melody fragments are picked up, varied, garnished, transformed and give new impulses that float back into the whole thing. It arises a pulsating movement, a organic body, full of energy and virtuosity. About our first recording Alex wrote: ,they play together like devils and swing like motherfuckers" - now, we do it with him. Cheers to the next 20 years !