Paul Lovens

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Paul Lovens
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Paul Lovens in Aarhus, Denmark
Photo: Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1949-06-06)June 6, 1949
Aachen, Germany
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels Po Torch

Paul Lovens (born in Aachen, Germany, 6 June 1949) is a musician. He plays drums, percussion, singing saw, and cymbals. He has performed with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

In the early 1970s he was part of a trio with pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach. Since then he has worked with Cecil Taylor, Harri Sjöström, Günther Christmann, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Brötzmann, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Mats Gustafsson, Thomas Lehn, Phil Wachsmann, and Joëlle Léandre. He also played with Florian Schneider and Ebehard Kranemann in an early incarnation of Kraftwerk. Lovens has run the record label Po Torch with Paul Lytton since 1976.

Discography[edit]

  • 1977 Was It Me? (Po Torch)
  • 1979 Moinho da Asneira/A Cerco da Bela Vista a Graca (Po Torch)
  • 1981 The Fetch (Po Torch)
  • 1985 The Oracle of Delphi (Po Torch)
  • 1995 Atmospheric Conditions Permitting (ECM)
  • 2000 Young at Heart/Forgiven (Leo)
  • 2001 2 X 3 = 5 (Leo)
  • 2002 Papajo (Emanem)
  • 2010 Tr!o (FMP)
  • 2016 Warsaw Concert (Intakt)[1]

As sideman[edit]

With Globe Unity Orchestra

  • 1970 Globe Unity 67 & 70
  • 1974 Hamburg '74 Choir of the NDR-Broadcast
  • 1975 Rumbling
  • 1977 Jahrmarkt/Local Fair
  • 1986 20th Anniversary
  • 2003 Globe Unity Orchestra 2002

With Alexander von Schlippenbach

  • 1972 Pakistani Pomade
  • 1991 Elf Bagetellen
  • 1993 Physics
  • 1999 Complete Combustion
  • 2000 Swinging the BIM

With Toshinori Kondo

  • 1982 Death Is Our Eternal Friend
  • 1982 The Last Supper

With Mario Schiano

  • 1989 Benefit Concert to Repurchase the Pendulum for Mr. Foucault
  • 1990 Unlike
  • 1995 Used to Be Friends
  • 1996 Social Security
  • 1994 Meetings

With Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

  • 1994 The Morlocks and Other Pieces
  • 1998 Live in Japan '96

With Eugene Chadbourne

  • 1997 Insect and Western Attracter
  • 1997 Patrizio
  • 1997 The Hellingtunes
  • 1997 Total Tuesday
  • 2000 Young at Heart/Forgiven

With Mats Gustafsson

  • 1997 Mouth Eating Trees and Related Activities
  • 2016 MG50: Peace and Fire

With Evan Parker

  • 1980 Pisa 1980: Improvisors' Symposium
  • 2001 2 X 3 = 5

With Günter Christmann

  • 1980 Vario II
  • 2003 Vario 34-2

With others

  • 1988 Leaf Palm Hand, Tony Oxley/Cecil Taylor
  • 1988 Regalia, Cecil Taylor
  • 1992 Choice-Chase, Stephan Wittwer
  • 1994 The Vandoeuvre Concert, September Band
  • 1997 Propinquity Zwischenzeitstück Aria, Urs Voerkel
  • 1998 Orka, Rajesh Mehta
  • 2000 Quicksand, Frank Gratkowski
  • 2002 Madly You, Madly You
  • 2003 Achtung, Thomas Lehn
  • 2003 These Six, Ivar Grydeland
  • 2004 Song for Tracy the Turtle: Live at Jazz Brugge, Eric Boeren
  • 2004 Wellsprings, Quintet Moderne
  • 2005 Inside-Outside Reflections 1974, Dieter Scherf
  • 2005 Trumpet Madness, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra/Trumpet Madness
  • 2006 Joëlle Léandre at the LeMans Jazz Festival, Joëlle Léandre
  • 2006 Plays Fats Waller, Aki Takase
  • 2010 Love Him, Okapi Orchestra
  • 2010 Wegen Meines Beines, Moodswing 3
  • 2012 New Blues, Aki Takase[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Lovens | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Paul Lovens | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2017.