The A.R. Penck LP Discography


A Work in Progress
by Rick Lopez


Document Born: March 2, 2001

Update: JANUARY 2, 2011

The Deep Digging;
The Incantations;

The Inspirations;
All These Words...

Selling My MUSIC COLLECTION!



"...the Michael Werner gallery... sent me a detailed list of LPs complete with line-ups, but only of the LPs they had in their archive (unfortunately, they represent him in the sense that they sell his paintings, but not his LPs!). I put together their information with mine-- with the help of others I hope to update it in the future..." —Walter Rovere

The Rovere list and info from George Scala provided the seeds for this document.
Additional resources via George Scala, Giovanni Corda and Ed Hazell provided additional detail.
Norbert Kreutzer has offered numerous additions, corrections, and fine-detailing, especially in puzzling out the MUNICH LPs. —Rick Lopez

As information on these limited, private issue LPs is so incredibly sketchy, I'd be extremely grateful if anyone who actually has copies in hand would contact me with details. I have conflicting titles from different sources on some releases. Personnel, track titles and durations, release dates, session dates, etc. are hard to come by. I'm also looking for scans of cover and back cover images, photocopies and scans of liner notes, and tapes, especially of any titles w/ William Parker present. —RL

I welcome notice of any of the Penck vinyl recordings for sale. If I am not personally able or willing to buy what you have to offer, I can certainly put you in touch with collectors and researchers who are looking for many of these LPs. Of particular interest are any recordings featuring Frank Lowe and Butch Morris-- and of course the William Parker appearance on "Going Through".



"...the guys who run Splasch records in Italy actually visited Penck, compiled a complete discography and also pressed the last Penck LP listed there... The discography doesn't have complete tunes/personnel, but it at least gives you a complete album listing..."
-- Ed Hazell, correspondence 02.07.12




Complete A.R. Penck discography / Triple Trip Touch Discography
(included as insert in FREE JAZZ, TTT Live in Weimar 1998)

LP Title; [ alternates ]

  1. GOSTRITZER
  2. KUNSTHALLE BERN [ Konzert Bern / Free Jazz]
  3. BASS SOLO
  4. AFRIKA PARANOIA [ Hinter der Wüste sterben die Gespenster / JAZZ ROCK ]
  5. 4mm
  6. 3+1
  7. Max Eastley º A.R. Penck º Peter Kowald º Phil Minton Added January 2, 2009
  8. 3+2
  9. ISLE IN THE OCEAN [ 5 ]
  10. WESTKELLER 2
  11. BLACK HOLE
  12. BILLI UNDERGROUND
  13. BRISTOL CONCERT
  14. CATCH THE DOLLAR
  15. PIANO SOLO
  16. WESTKELLER 3
  17. ST. ETIENNE
  18. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 1 [ Konzept Raum Alptraum ]
  19. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 2
  20. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 3
  21. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 4
  22. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 5 / UNRELEASED
  23. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 6 / UNRELEASED
  24. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 5 ( unpublished )
  25. BE COOL IN MUNICH PART 6 ( unpublished )
  26. GOING THROUGH
  27. ROYAL ACADEMY
  28. FAWE STREET [ TTT Live! / Konzert Basel ]
  29. CONCERT IN DERRY
  30. TTT LIVE IN DUBLIN
  31. TTT LIVE IN EDINBURG
  32. LÜPERTZ IN AMSTERDAM [ TTT mit MARKUS LÜPERTZ / Konzert in Amsterdam]
  33. BUTCH IN HACKNEY
  34. KREUZBERG
  35. CAMBRIDGE
  36. RUN WITH THE COWBOYS
  37. ENDLESS JAZZ
  38. NEW YORK SITUATION
  39. JEANNE LEE [DON'T FREEZE YOURSELF TO DEATH OVER THERE IN THOSE MOUNTAINS]
  40. TTT LIVE IN WEIMAR

CD


PENCK LPs:


A.R. Penck: GOSTRITZER 92

Weltmelodie WM LP 0100 (LP) West Germany

Date? / Venue?
  1. Einzug des Kellers
  2. Ta Ba Ti Ti Ba
  3. A+B = O
  4. frih Jazz
  5. soul soul
  6. Gostritzer Str. 92
  7. Die Damen an die...
(no clue from the initials [of personnel] apart from RW, which are Penck's):

ML (alto sax)
HG (trumpet)
RW [A.R. Penck] (drums, guitar, vocals, Cover Art)
FG (trumpet)
HJ (guitar, piano, bass)
HH (imaginär percussion)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02}

LP Cover


A.R. Penck: Konzert in der Kunsthalle Bern: Freitag, 14. August 1981 [KUNSTHALLE BERN / FREE JAZZ]

music corporation LP 30-771 (LP)

August 14, 1981 / Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
  1. Kowald Trio I
Peter Kowald (bass)
Gianluigi Trovesi (alto saxophone, clarinet)
A.R. Penck (piano, Cover Art)

* Catalogue info provided by Mittenhuber has Penck on piano; other Web source had Penck on drums.
{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; Giorgio Mortarino correspondence 03.04.07}

LP Cover
LP Back


A.R. Penck: Kontrabass und Mini Synthesizer Harmonix 1980

Weltmelodie WM LP 4717/1+2 (2LP) West Germany 1980
  1. Kontra Bass Solo
  2. Mini Synthesizer Harmonix
A.R. Penck (contrabass, synthesizer, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02}

LP Cover
LP Back
Open Gatefold
Penck Cover Autograph
Label Side 1A
Label Side 1B
Label Side 2A
Label Side 2B

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Hinter der Wüste sterben die Gespenster und Afrika Para noia
[Hinter der Wüste sterben die Gespenster / JAZZ ROCK]

Weltmelodie WM LP 4715/1+2 (2LP) West Germany 1980

1979
"1979 First record 'Afrika Paranoia'"
  1. Hinter der Wüste sterben die Gespenster / JAZZ ROCK
  2. Afrika Para noia / ARCHAIK-FRI-JAZZ
W [Frank Wollny] (guitar)
F (sax)
Y [A.R. Penck] (drums, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02}

LP Cover
LP Gatefold
Label Side 1A
Label Side 1B
Label Side 2A


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Die Geschichte der 4 1983

Weltmelodie WM LP 4719 (LP) West Germany 1983

1982
  1. Westkeller
  2. Endstation
"TTT starts touring at this time in Europe, Recording 4mm with drummer Detlef Kessler"

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)
Detlef Kessler (drums)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

Gatefold Cover Gatefold Inside


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: 3+1 1983

Wau Wau Records WW LP 46831 (LP)

1982 / Bad Homburg, West Germany
  1. Nachtfahrt
  2. Vision
"After leaving East Germany to Athens [F. Wollny] moved back to West Germany.
...met Penck in Cologne where they discussed a new concept about TTT as a band.
Recording 3+1 in Bad Homburg West Germany."

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)
H. Georg Kohnert (synth)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


84.04.00

Max Eastley º A.R. Penck º Peter Kowald º Phil Minton

FilmPals DVD-R 06 (DVD, signed and numbered Ltd. Edition of 100) 2009 Germany

April, 1984 / Workshop Freie Musik 1984, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1. unknown title [11:00]
U-matic video recording 1984, produced and directed by Ebba Jahn © 1984/2009
"At the occasion of a presently running A.R. Penck exhibition at the Weserburg I Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany..." —2009

Max Eastley (sound sculptures)
A. R. Penck (wall painting)
Peter Kowald (double bass)
Phil Minton (voice performance)

{Primary Source: Web listing}

DVD Case


84.05.27

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: 3 + 2 = XXX

music corporation (LP) 1984

May 27, 1984 / Dimensional Sound Studio, New York City
  1. We Met Frank and Butch in Town
  2. Our Sound Unity
Frank Wright (sax, voice)
Butch Morris (cornet)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A. R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: info and images via George Scala; Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02}

LP Cover
LP Back


84.05.29

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: 5 [ Isle in the Ocean ]

music corporation (LP) 1984

May 29, 1984 / Dimensional Sound Studio, New York City

[Also seen incorrectly dated as 84.04.29]

"Recording... 'Isle in the Ocean' with Frank Lowe and Billi Bang."
  1. xtrmpnieee
  2. N.Y. Situation I
  3. Isle in the Ocean
  4. N.Y. Situation II

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)
Frank Lowe (sax)
Billy Bang Walker / as credited (violin)

{Primary Source: info and images via George Scala; Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02}

LP Cover
LP Back


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: WTLSKREEEL [ Westkeller 2 ]

Weltmelodie WM LP #? (LP) 1984

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. CRHDU DNU CHDRU
  2. sccniee oiiftnc
Frank Wollny (guitar, percussion)
A.R. Penck (synthesizer, percussion, Cover Art)
Detlef Kessler (drums, percussion)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Through the Black Hole

music corporation/UTOPIA (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Through the black hole
  2. Berlin Berlin
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)
Alberto (sax)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: London Underground with Billi

music corporation/UTOPIA (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. London Underground with Billi
  2. Experiment 2
  3. Duo 1
  4. Duo 2
  5. Duo 3
Billy Bang Walker (violin)
Frank Wollny (guitar-1,2,4)
Heinz Wollny (bass-1,2,5)
A.R. Penck (piano-1; drums-2-3, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; info and images via George Scala}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Bristol Concert

music corporation MPO LP-BB 12/UTOPIA (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Bristol Concert
  2. Dialog I
  3. Abschied
Frank Wollny (guitar, bass, vocals)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, guitar, Cover Art)
Andreas X (drums)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber 05.11.02; Giovanni Corda}

LP Back & Cover

(Looking for a better image of this...)


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: New York, New York [ Catch The Dollar ]

music corporation MPO LP-BB 13/UTOPIA (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. New York, New York!!
  2. Catch the dollar!
  3. Proof and search!
Frank Wright (sax; vocals)
Butch Morris (cornet)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)
[Butch Morris also erroneously credited w/ "sax and vocal" at www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm]

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; info and images via George Scala}

LP Cover
LP Back


A.R. Penck: Piano Solo AR Penck

music corporation MPO LP-BB14/UTOPIA AS 3 (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Piano Solo in N.Y.
  2. Piano + drums
  3. Bad Homburg
A.R. Penck (piano, drums, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber 05.11.02; www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover LP Back


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: LLTWKRSEEE 3 [ Westkeller 3 ]

music corporation MPO LP-BB 15/UTOPIA AW 013 (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Westkeller 3
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums II, Cover Art)
Detlef Kessler (drums I)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber 05.11.02; www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Le mur de Saint-Etienne

music corporation MPO LP-BB 16/UTOPIA A 0012 (LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Le mur de Saint-Etienne
  2. Good morning rock
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums, Cover Art)

{Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber correspondence 05.11.02; http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert, Part 1

Penck 17 (LP) 1985 ?

Date ? / Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part I/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part I/2
"A" / Frank Lowe (sax)
"B" / Butch Morris (cornet)
"C" / Billy Bang (violin)
"E" / Heinz Wollny (bass)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar)
"G" / A.R. Penck (piano)
"I" / Dennis (sic) Charles (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; Patrice Roussel's Butch Morris Discography; Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14}

LP Cover
(On all Munich LPs)

The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on the back cover of Munich Part 2 below (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert Part 2

(LP)

Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part 2/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part 2/2
  3. Be cool in Munich / Part 2/3
"A" / Frank Lowe (sax)
"B" / Butch Morris (cornet)
"C" / Billy Bang (violin; drums-2)
"E" / Heinz Wollny (bass)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar-1,3; bass-2)
"G" / A.R. Penck (piano) aka "H" (drums-3)
"I" / Dennis (sic) Charles (drums-1)

{Primary Source: primary info and images via George Scala; detailing via Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14}

LP Cover

The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on this back cover (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.

A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert Part 3

Penck 14 (LP)

Date ? / Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part 3/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part 3/2
"A" / Frank Lowe (sax-1; percussion)
"B" / Butch Morris (cornet-1; percussion)
"C" / Billy Bang (violin-2; percussion-2) aka "K" (flute-2)
"I" / Dennis (sic) Charles (drums)
Heinz Wollny (percussion)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar-2; percussion)

{Primary Source: detailing via Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14; The Web}

LP Cover

The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on this back cover (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert Part 4

Penck 14 (LP)

Date ? / Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part 4/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part 4/2
Musician credits as given on LP covers :

"A" / Frank Lowe (sax)
"B" / Butch Morris (cornet-1)
"C" / Billy Bang (violin)
"E" / Heinz Wollny (bass-1)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar)
"G" / A.R. Penck (piano-1)
"I" / Dennis (sic) Charles (drums)

However:
"LP number 20: at the beginning I trusted the personnel listed on the cover of BE COOL IN MUNICH but now, having listened to the four published LPs, I suggest the following changes regarding the four american musicians playing: I suggest that Denis Charles can be the only American playing in part four." [Giorgio Mortarino correspondence 03.04.07]

{Primary Source: detailing via Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14; The Web}

LP Cover

The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on the back cover (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert Part 5 / UNRELEASED ?

Date ? / Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part 5/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part 5/2
  3. Be cool in Munich / Part 5/3
  4. Be cool in Munich / Part 5/4
"N" / Frank Wollny (drums-1)
"G" / A.R. Penck (piano-1,3)
"L" / A.R. Penck (flute-1)
"A" / Frank Lowe (sax-2,3,4)
"B" / Butch Morris (cornet-2,3,4)
"C" / Billy Bang (violin-2,3,4)
"E" / Heinz Wollny (bass-2,4)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar-2)
"G" / A.R. Penck (piano-2,4)
"I" / Dennis (sic) Charles (drums-2,3,4)
"O" / Phil Minton (voice)
"P" / Rene Debas (guitar)

{Primary Source: detailing via Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14; The Web}
The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on the back cover (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.

TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Be Cool in Munich / Live in Concert Part 6 / UNRELEASED ?

Date ? / Munich, Germany
  1. Be cool in Munich / Part 6/1
  2. Be cool in Munich / Part 6/2
"E" / Heinz Wollny (bass-1)
"F" / Frank Wollny (guitar-1)
"H" / A.R. Penck (drums)
"M" / Heinz Wollny (guitar-2)
"J" / Frank Wollny (bass-2)

{Primary Source: detailing via Norbert Kreutzer correspondence 05.12.14; The Web}
The graphics (boxes + letters) shown on the back cover (which is the same on all the Munich LPs) are representations of each of the SIX Part "Be Cool in Munich" Series-- of which, apparently, only parts 1 through 4 have been released... —Rick Lopez, with copious thanks to Norbert Kreutzer.

A.R. Penck: Going Through

(LP)

"probably mid 1980s" / Fred Hersch (?) Recording Studio, New York City
  1. Going Through
    Part One [:]
    Part Two [:]
A. R. Penck (piano)
Frank Lowe (tenor sax)
Billy Bang (violin)
Jeanne Lee (vocals)
William Parker (bass)
Dennis (sic) Charles (drums)

{Primary Source: info and images via G. Scala}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Royal Academy

(LP)

1983 / Royal Academy, London, England
  1. The Royal Academy music performance I
  2. The Royal Academy music performance II
"They met Louis Moholo in London recording 'Royal Academy'"

Bob Flag (sax)
A.R. Penck (piano)

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
Louis T. Moholo (drums

{Primary Source: The Web}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: TTT Live! Konzert Basel

no issue # (LP) (SW) —issue # of "A 0022" is given by some sources, but is not seen anywhere on the recording itself.

ca. 1984 / Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
  1. First Gig Studio Fawe Street
  2. What about JAZZ today!
A. R. Penck (fender piano, drums)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Frank Lowe (tenor sax)
Louis Moholo (drums)

* Penck is credited w/ drums on front cover, piano on back.

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; scan and session details via Mike Fowler}

LP Cover
LP Back


A.R. Penck: Die Rache der Erinnerung (works by Jörg Immendorf, A.R. Penck, Martin Kippenberger, Werner Büttner & others)

ZickZack Records ZZ 205 (LP) 1984 Hamburg

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Intro
  2. Goin up the country
  3. Billy beat it
  4. Bang bang
  5. Nobody knows you
  6. Rock on
  7. One & one is one
  8. Yuppi du
  9. Little red book
  10. Sexual healing
  11. Sympathy for the devil
  12. Drei Lilien
Jörg Immendorf (?)
Martin Kippenberger (?)
Albert Oehlen (?)
A.R. Penck (drums ?)

{Primary Source: http://mitglied.lycos.de/RaFuchs/ndw/zickzack/; info via Julien Palomo 04.12.28; Art Metropole Archive}

LP Cover



TTT featuring A.R. Penck: LIVE! A Concert in Derry

(LP)

Date ? / Derry, England

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums)

{Primary Source: Giovanni Corda}

LP Back & Cover

(Anyone have a better image for this?)


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: TTT Live in Dublin

(2LP)

Date ? / Dublin, Ireland

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: TTT Live IN Edinburgh (Academy of Art) [The Northern Darkness]

(LP)

Date ? / Academy of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck + Markus Lüpertz: Konzert in Amsterdam

Penck 29 (LP) 1989 ?, GER (Issue number also noted as 0026 from an on-line auction list. —RL)

Date ? / Amsterdam, Netherlands
  1. Konzert in Amsterdam
  2. Konzert in Zurich
Markus Lüpertz (piano)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums)
H.P. Hiby (sax)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover
by Markus Lüpertz !!!


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Butch in Hackney

0027 (2LP)

Date ? / Hackney, England
  1. Can I Ask You A Question?
  2. Unknown Fractals
  3. Spring Dog In Hackney
  4. Subconscious Remembrance
  5. Together And Against Each Other
  6. Cold Red
  7. Old Party At Night
Butch Morris (cornet-1,2,3,4,5,6; drums-7)
Frank Wollny (guitar-3,7; bass-1,5,6; drums-2,4)
Heinz Wollny (bass-3; guitar-4,5)
A.R. Penck (flute-1,3,6; bass-2,4; drums-5; vocals-7)

{Primary Source: info and images via George Scala}

LP Cover


A.R. Penck: Kreuzberg trennt / Im Keller in Wien

(LP)

Date ? / Kreuzberg, Germany

A.R. Penck (drums)
Helge Leiberg (trumpet)
"Fidi" Fiedler (guitar)
Zahornicky ( ? )

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Live in Cambridge

(2LP)

Date ? / Cambridge, England

Peter Sankaulen (guitar)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
Heinz Wollny (bass)
A.R. Penck (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Frank Wright - Run with the Cowboys

no issue # given on recording (LP)

Date ? / Studio Fawe Street, London, England
  1. Run with the Cowboys
  2. Do You Like It
  3. An Other Day
Frank Wollny (guitar)
A.R. Penck (piano, flute, vocals)
Frank Wright (sax, vocals)
Peter Kowald (bass)
Coen Aalberts (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

LP Cover
LP Back


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Endless Jazz

no issue # (LP) 1984

"ca. 1984" / Venue ?
  1. Endless Jazz
  2. After 997
C. Sharpe (sax-1)
Frank Wollny (guitar-1; bass-2)
Lisle Ellis (bass-1)
A.R. Penck (keyboards-1; flute-2; piano-2)
Coen Aalberts (drums-1)
Dennis (sic) "King" Charles (drums)

{Primary Source: info and images via George Scala}

LP Cover


TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Aspects of the NY.NY.NY. Situation

A 0032 (2LP)

Date ? / Venue ?
    Aspects of the NY.NY.NY. Situation
  1. 1 [:]
  2. 2 [:]
  3. 3 [:]
  4. 4 [:]
  5. 5 [:]
Frank Wright (sax)
Butch Morris (cornet)
Frank Wollny (guitar-1,2,3; bass-4)
Heinz Wollny (bass-1,2,3; guitar-4,5)
A.R. Penck (piano-1,2,3,4; flute-4; drums-5)
Dennis (sic) "King" Charles (drums-1,3; percussion-2,3,5)
Coen Aalberts (drums-2,3; percussion-1,4,5)
{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; issue # on LP and player detailing via Norbert Kreutzer}

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TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Jeanne Lee [Don't Freeze Yourself to Death Over There in Those Mountains]

(LP) ca. 1984

Date ? / Venue ?
  1. Don't Freeze Yourself to Death Over There in Those Mountains
  2. Sorry, Brother
Jeanne Lee (vocals)
C. Sharpe (alto sax)
Frank Wollny (guitar)
A.R. Penck (keyboard)
Denis Charles (drums)

{Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

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TTT featuring A.R. Penck: TRIPLE TRIP TOUCH Live In Weimar

TTT 37 (LP) 1998 GER

Date ? / Weimar, Germany
  1. Free Jazz (Coleman)
  2. < /ol> Manfred Schoof (trumpet)
    Kidd Jordan (sax)
    Gerd Dudek (sax)
    Jesus Caneloni (sax)
    Markus Lüpertz (piano)
    Peter Kühnel (guitar)
    Frank Wollny (bass / drums)
    Alan Silva (bass / keyboards)
    Louis Moholo (drums)

    "with insert, a discography of all Penck's related/produced records, and a biography. Limited Edition to 300 copies only, no distribution, private circulation only.

    {Primary Source: personnel via Ed Hazell}

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    PENCK CDs:


    TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Holywood Blvd. Concert / Malibu-experiment / Frank Wright

    Mara Records 6001/2/3 (3CD) 1991 (?) Ger

    January 15, 1989 / Hollywood Blvd. Studio, Hollywood, CA

    DISC 1: Holywood Blvd Concert
    1. Beach (Wollny, Morris, Penck) [19:26]
    2. L.A. (Morris, Wollny, Penck) [28:22]
    3. Homeless (Penck, Wollny Lüpertz) [22:11]
    Butch Morris (flute; piano; percussion)
    A.R. Penck (flute; piano; drums)
    Frank Wollny (bass))
    Tylon Barea (flute; percussion; drums)

    DISC 2: Malibu-experiment
    1. Malibu Experiment (LBM,FW,ARP,ML) [10:55]
    2. Piano Solo (Penck) [11:04]
    3. Trio Malibu (ML,ARP,FW) [14:23]
    4. Malibu Duo (Wollny, Morris) [5:05]
    5. Swop (LBM,FW,ARP,ML) [7:59]
    Markus Lüpertz (piano, flute)
    Butch Morris (cornet)
    Frank Wollny (bass, drums)
    A.R. Penck (drums, piano)

    DISC 3: Frank Wright
    1. Wartesaal [16:34]
    2. Deutsche Bank [8:32]
    3. Haus Blitz [20:41
    4. untitled [20:36]
    5. untitled [3:35]
    Frank Wright (sax)
    Frank Wollny (guitar)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Cover

    {Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; Patrice Roussell's Butch Morris Discography.}

    A.R. Penck: OSTMIV WESTHREPP / BEI HELGE

    6004/5 (2CD)

    Fidi Fiedler (guitar)
    Helge Leiberg (trumpet)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Front Cover
    CD Back Cover
    CD Inlay Interior
    CD Inlay Exterior


    CDs 6004 & 6005

    {Primary Source: Giorgio Mortarino Giovanni Corda correspondence 04.02.17}

    TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Prayer for Ingo

    6006 (CD)

    November 19, 1989 ?
    Stadtgarten Konzertsaal
    Köln, Germany

    "Rev." Frank Wright (sax)
    Frank Wollny (guitar)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Cover
    CD Back

    {Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

    TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Concert in Ülm

    Mara Records 6007 (CD)

    Date pre-90.06.17, when Frank Wright passed...
    Ülm, Germany
    1. title ? [71:48]
    Frank Wright (sax; bass clarinet)
    Frank Wollny (bass)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Cover
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    {Primary Source: info and images via George Scala; additional info Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26}

    Butch Morris Connection: Session Recession

    Mara Records 6008/9 (2CD)
    1. Session [75:50]
    2. Recession [69:26]
    "I hear tp, tb, p, b. Thus my guess is Morris, Penck, one of the Wollny’s on b and unknown tb. I will listen to it again, whether I have overheard a guitarist or whether the tb could be a french horn." —Norbert Kreutzer 06.01.17

    Frank Wollny ( ? )
    A.R. Penck (drums)
    Butch Morris (trumpet)
    W. Morris ( ? )
    Chancey ( ? )

    CD Cover
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    {Primary Source: Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26}

    A.R. Penck: Arno Breker wundert sich

    6010 (CD)

    Fidi Fiedler (guitar)
    Helge Leiberg (trumpet)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Cover
    CD Gate

    {Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm}

    TTT featuring A.R. Penck: The New TTT

    6011 (CD) ca. 1995

    Alan Silva (synthesizer)
    Frank Wollny (bass)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    "Silva told me that The New TTT was the first thing he recorded on synth, and it was made around 1995." [Ed Hazell correspondence 02.07.22]

    CD Cover

    {Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; record label, additional personnel notes via Engelbert Schramm}

    TTT featuring A.R. Penck: Jeanne Lee + G. Hampel und TTTT - Stadtgarten Koeln

    Mara Records 6012 (CD)

    Stadtgarten Konzertsaal
    Köln, Germany

    Jeanne Lee (vocals)
    Gunter Hampel (vibraphone; flute; bass clarinet)
    Butch Morris (cornet; amplified cornet; flute)
    Alan Silva (keyboard)
    Frank Wollny (bass)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    CD Cover
    CD Back

    {Primary Source: http://www.avantgart.com/Schall-Penck.htm; record label, additional personnel notes via Engelbert Schramm}

    In addition to the recorded session above, the same line-up + Matthias Schubert and Markus Lüpertz performed at Kammermusiksaal in Berlin on January 11, 1992. A poster for the event, titled "Free Music Corp. IV" :::

    Image courtesy German Art Server Ltd., and is for sale at ExtraLot.com.


    A.R. Penck: o.t. on the road von der goldküste zum Kohlenpott - O.T. Gerichtsstr. 23 Hamburg

    issued by "Galerie Michael Schultz, Mommsenstr. 32, D-10629 Berlin" (CD)

    1994 / Berlin
    1. Gerichtsstr. 23 am 4.III.1993
    2. Hamburg am 23.X.1992
    Helge Leiberg (trumpet)
    Lothar "Fidi" Fiedler (guitar)
    Christoph Winckel (bass)
    A.R. Penck (drums, voice)

    {Primary Source: Gerhard Mittenhuber 05.11.01 & 05.11.02}


    Other items of interest, perhaps:

    • Audio-Arts Catalogue / VOLUME 6 NUMBER 2 & 3, 1983, Double issue, 2 Cassettes + 16pp booklet :::
      Part 1 - Cassette 1
      Interviews with: Rose Garrard &Maggi Hambling. Music & Comment by Glenn Branca, soundworks by Susan Hiller Liliane Lijn, Sharon Morris & Sonia Knox. Music: Richard Strange, A. R. Penck, Art School Bands. Sound on Sound: New tapes & records received. (2 x A)
      (Part 2 - Cassette 2) NEW YORK REPORT
      Soundworks by Wendy Chambers, Joan La Barbara, Annea Lockwood. Interviews with John Cage, Steve Rogers, Mary Tierney, Edward Koch, Christopher Price, Roselee Goldberg, Bob George. Music by Kazoophony and ads by Charlie Morrow. (A)


    84.06.01

    Various Artists: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn
    William and Patsy Parker Ensemble

    Ebba Jahn / Film Pals (VHS) 1985 GER/USA

    [This film also features Peter Kowald Trio; Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet; Peter Kowald Quartet; Charles Tyler Quintet; Don Cherry and Sound Unity Festival Orchestra; Jemeel Moondoc Sextet; Schweizer/Carl Duo; & Peter Brötzmann Ensemble.]

    June 1, 1984
    Sound Unity Festival
    C.U.A.N.D.O. Community Center
    New York City
    1. William Parker interview [0:50]
    2. A Thousand Cranes Opera (excerpt) [1:05]
    3. William & Patsy Parker interview [4:45]
    4. A Thousand Cranes Opera (excerpt) [5:40]
    5. William & Patsy Parker interview [2:10]
      The video contains the excerpts above [14:30 total] beginning at 32:00 in. —RL

    Ricardo Strobert (as; fl)
    Masahiko Kono (tb)
    Wayne Horvitz (p)
    William Parker (b)
    Dennis (sic) Charles (d)
    Lisa Sokolov (voc)
    Jeanne Lee (voc)
    Ellen Christi (voc)
    Patsy Parker (dance)
    Maria Mitchell (dance)
    Carol Penn Muhammed (dance)
    Frank Boyer (dance)
    Keith Dames (dance)
    A.R. Penck (stage scenery)

    "...and did you know he played on the festival at C.U.A.N.D.O with his own band? ...drums..." —Ebba Jahn, correspondence 02.06.13

    This video is available from FilmPals.

    {Primary Source: Rising Tones Cross; date via NY Times Sunday 84.05.27}


    • ARS Electronica 1986 [PART 01], Linz, Austria / Line-up included Triple Trip Touch with Penck (drums), Markus Lüpertz (piano), F. Wollny (guitar), and H. Wollny (bass).


    88.11.07-09

    Third Festival of Free Music Sound Concentration

    November 7-9, 1988
    ICA
    London, UK
    1. Details ??? [ : ]
    Lawrence "Butch" Morris (cornet; amplified cornet; flute)
    Frank Wright (sax; bass clarinet)
    C. Sharpe (alto sax)
    Helge Leiberg (trumpet)
    Conrad Bauer (trombone)
    Peter Kowald (bass)
    Frank Wollny (bass)
    Phil Minton (voice)
    Jeanne Lee (voice)
    Heinz Wollny (bass)
    Dennis (sic) Charles (drums)
    Gunter Sommer (drums)
    Louis Moholo (drums)
    Coen Aalberts (drums)
    A.R. Penck (drums)

    {Primary Source: WIRE #57 November 1988 p.4}


    Julie Melby correspondence 03.01.26: "I think you should add Penck's artists' book 'The Secret Book of Jazz' to your list:"

    Detail of 25038: The Secret Book of Jazz, PENCK, A.R., 1987, $2,250.00.
    Comprised of 9 steel blocks. Loose in the original metal container, fastened with screws. Cologne and New York: 1987.
    One of the more interesting "object books." Penck's homage to Jazz consists of nine plates, each engraved with the name of a celebrated Jazz musician and a symbol of his or her music: Jeane Lee's voice, Frank Wright's sax, Billi Bang's bass, and Dennis King Charles's drums are all represented here in original designs by Penck, a leading figure of the Fluxus movement. One of 30 copies, signed by Penck."

    Listed at Ursus Books.

    The subject's beautiful face :::

    Image courtesy Rotary Club Emden.

    A.R. Penck :

    • 1939 / October 5 born in Dresden (Germany)
    • 1959 / First studio doing painting and music
    • 1968 / He was taking the artist name a.r. Penck (the name of a German scientist) from his name Ralf Winkler.
      First exhibition in M. Werner Gallery
    • 1972 / He joins Kassel Documenta
    • 1975 / Exhibition "Penck Mal TM" in Bern Switzerland
    • 1976 / First free jazz concert in Dresden
    • 1978 / Experimental music concept with the musician Frank Wollny
    • 1979 / First record "Afrika Paranoia"
    • 1980 / Leaving East Germany to Cologne
      Rembrandt Prize of the Goethe Foundation
    • 1981 / Meeting for a new concept with Frank Wollny in Kerpen near Cologne
    • 1983 / a.r. Penck and Frank Wollny moving to Hackney London East End
      Foundation of TTT and touring in Europe and USA
      They met Louis Moholo in London, recording "Royal Academy"
      Part of the [Sound Unity] Free Jazz Festival in New York
      They met Frank Wright, Dennis Charles, Frank Lowe, William Parker, Jeanne Lee, Butch Morris in town, beginning a stream of recordings
    • 1984 / He is painting "Quo Vadis Germania" in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
      Part of the XLI Biennale di Venezia
    • 1985 / Art Prize of the town Aachen
    • 1988 / Retrospective exhibition in Berlin National Gallery
    • 1989 / Painting in Los Angeles
      Exhibition in F.Hoffmann Gallery
      In Santa Monica recording with Frank Wollny, Butch Morris, Tylon Barea, Markus Lüpertz
    • 1990 / Back to Germany touring and recording in Europe with Frank Wright and Frank Wollny
      From this time on TTT has a basic center in Heimbach Haus Schönblick, Germany
    • 1991 / After Frank Wright's death in Heimbach, TTT took Alan Silva in the band
      Exhibition of the paintings "The Year 1989" in M. Werner Gallery
    • 1993 / The sculpture "Delphy Helitroph" is shown in Luxemburg
    • 1995 / Penck quit his membership of TTT and moved to Ireland
      He is still working as an artist and professor in the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf.

    From www.CULTUREGUIDE.gr :

    • Born as Ralph Winkler in 1939, the young A.R. Penck was strongly shocked by the bombing of Dresden and the almost total destruction of his city. From 1961 on, he started painting some Weltbilder (Pictures of the World) haunted by images of cavemen. In 1969, he took the fictitious name of A.R. Penck (borrowed from the geographer Albrecht Penck originating from Dresden, glaciation specialist).

      He finalized a pictorial language composed of elementary signs and symbols. In 1970, he defined in his publications the concept Standart ("a picture one can perceive and imitate"), to clarify the philosophical meaning of his iconography. Then he started painting black and white canvases filled with entangled hieroglyphs. In 1973, under the name of Mike Hammer, he realized some more abstract gestural series in black and white.

      At the beginning of the eighties, after the dismissal of his East German nationality, he chose the exile and became one of the key figures of the Neo-Expressionism. He went then back to his archetypal characters in very big formats and in colorful canvases. Penck currently lives and works in Berlin, Hamburg and Dublin.

    Frank Wollny :

    • 1948 / Born in Blankenburg Harz
    • 1968 / After school study of forestry in Tharandt
      Playing guitar in an amateur band
    • 1972 / Working as professional musician
    • 1974 / Study of music at the Highschool in Dresden
    • 1976 / Experimental music with actors and painters
    • 1979 / Foundation of theatre on 3 levels with the drummer Endrik Moll and various other musicians
      Starts recording with Penck: first record "Afrika Paranoia"
    • 1982 After leaving East Germany for Athens he moved back to West Germany
      He met Penck in Cologne where they discussed a new concept about TTT as a band
      Recording 3+1 in Bad Homburg West Germany
      TTT starts touring at this time in Europe
      Recording 4mm with drummer Detlef Kessler
    • 1983 / Moving to London Hackney East End
      Working in a studio as painter, sculptor, musician in Fawe Street
      He met Butch Morris in Berlin at the Free Jazz Festival
      Foundation after the new concept of TTT with a.r. Penck, Heinz Wollny, Frank Wollny in New York
      Recording "Royal Academy" with Louis Moholo and "Isle in the Ocean" with Frank Lowe and Billi Bang
    • 1984-88 / TTT was touring with Frank Wright in Europe
      In between they did experimental work in the studio in London
      [Many] special events like Munich Theatre Festival, ICA Free Jazz Festival in London, Pori Finland, Free Music Berlin, Kitchen Workshop in New York with Bill Dixon and Rashied Ali, Jeanne Lee, Butch Morris
      Recording in some studios in New York with Dennis Charles, Frank Lowe, Billi Bang, C Sharpe, Coon Alberts, L.Ellis, Frank Wright, Peter Kowald
    • 1988-89 / They moved to Santa Monica in an atelier in Venice
      They did experimental music, painting, sculpting, photosessions
      Concerts and recordings with Anna Homler, Markus Lüpertz, Tylon Barea and Butch Morris
      Penck and Wollny went up to see Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) in Trinidad California
      In the end of the year Frank Wollny and Frank Wright moved back to Heimbach Eifel in Germany
    • 1990 / Frank Wollny was creating an Art Centre
      TTT as a conceptional unit, what it meant, the place, exhibition, performances and music took place in Haus Schönblick
      After Frank Wright's death the homage of Frank Wright became the biggest event of the year
      The bass player Alan Silva became the new T
      Monthly events happened with different artists and musicians like Paul Lovens, Peter Kowald, Rûdiger Carl, Conrad Bauer, Gunther Hampel, Butch Morris, Wilber Morris, Bobby Few, Kidd Jordan, Noah Howard and many others were part of the events
    • 1999 / Frank Wollny moved to Vlatten (vlatten@t-online.de)
      TTT became a new face: the basic band is now Kidd Jordan sax, Jesus Caneloni sax, Markus Lüepertz piano, Louis Moholo drums, Frank Wollny bass.


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