Paul Lovens

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Paul Lovens
Performing in Aarhus, Denmark
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

Paul Lovens (born in Aachen, Germany, 6 June 1949) is a musician. He plays drums, percussion, singing saw and various selected and unselected cymbals. He has also 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 played with musicians such as 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.

Lovens' recent titles include 1998, Swinging the BIM, FMP CD 114/15. Schlippenbach Trio; 1999, Joëlle Léandre Project, Leo LR CD287; 2001, Wellsprings suite, Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1176. Quintet Moderne.


  • The Fetch

With Alexander von Schlippenbach

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