This album of duos stands out as one of a kind; recorded during a phase in which he began to consistently incorporate a freer musical language into his playing, and set within a constellation of diverse duo formations, there emerges an exciting portrait of the central figure in German jazz: Albert Mangelsdorff. With tongue in cheek – or better said – in mouthpiece, Mangelsdorff accompanies Don Cherry on a journey that culminates in a zany duel staged almost without instruments. With his close friend Elvin Jones, Mangelsdorff unfurls so many melodic and metric parameters that one could believe they are listening to a full combo that dissolves conventional time patterns into kaleidoscopic polyrhythms, whereas the colorful tonal confrontation between Karl Berger’s agile, inspired vibes and the questioning, challenging trombone stands out as a lesson in Avant-garde brainstorming.
The original German title, Faustrecht der Freiheit, which roughly translates as "Might Makes Right," describes rather bluntly the crux of this compelling drama, one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's most acclaimed films. Fassbinder takes a rare starring role as Franz–"Fox" to his friends–a gay carny thrown out of work when the cops close a fairground sideshow. Introduced to a group of cultivated homosexuals by an antique and art dealer (Karlheinz Böhm of Peeping Tom fame), he becomes involved with high-class dandy Eugen (Peter Chatel), who finds the naive, uneducated innocent easy prey when he unexpectedly wins 500 thousand marks in the lottery.
Classics are back at BOOM! Celebrate 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics with the greatest Mickey Mouse tales ever told! Including stories that haven’t seen the light of day since their first printing over 50 years ago! Sail the dangerous seas with Mickey and a horde of pirates in the Walsh/Gottfredson tale “The Pirate Ghost Ship!” marking its first complete reprint since 1944. Experience the wonder of Gottfredson’s “Laundry Blues” from 1932 in its first re-printing ever! Don’t miss this extra-sized, 40-page anniversary issue, featuring the fantastic Goofy tale by Romano Scarpa, “Don’t Worry About It,” making its American printing debut! This is what you have been waiting for! Featuring covers by Mickey master artist Casty and the legendary Floyd Gottfredson! --