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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann TrioMayday – 1966 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Peter Brotzmann – a rare live performance from 1966! Broztmann plays both alto and baritone sax here – already blowing with the intensity of his Machine Gun years, but working in a more stripped down setting – a trio with Peter Kowald on bass and Pierre Courbois on drums – both of whom seem to be doing everything they can to keep up with Brotzmann's intensity! The CD's more of an EP than a full-length set – running for almost 12 minutes, and featuring two songs – "Intensity" and "Variability". CD
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Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble, John EdwardsWorse The Better – Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 ... CD
OTOroku (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $16.99
Muscular angularity from the trio of reeds titan Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards on double bass and Steve Noble on drums – not as all out ferocious as some of the more frenzied Brotzmann recordings, though still plenty invigorating! The title would be sly whatever the record sounded like, but it's actually amusingly dichotomous, as this is really, really strong stuff. Brotzmann's tone is clear and fluid, and the pacing grows more and more busily as the record progresses, never flying out off the rails. Edwards and Noble are inventive and adaptable, so it's not terribly surprising that the trio works so brilliantly together despite this being billed as their first time working as unit, but it's exciting all the same! The set was recorded live at London's Cafe OTO in January '10. Side A: 22:40, Side B: 16:10. CD

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkCouscouss De La Mauresque ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1971. New Copy ... About February 15, 2017 (delayed)
One of three albums this group recorded at the Free Music Market in Berlin in August of 1971 – all of which feature the trio joined by Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone. The album features two long tracks – "Couscouss De La Mauresque" and "Wenn Mein Schatzlein Auf Die Pauke Haut" – each of which run for a side apiece, and the trio of firey youngsters drives Mangesldorff into some of his best free playing on record from the early 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkElements ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2017 (delayed)
One of three albums this group recorded at the Free Music Market in Berlin in August of 1971 – all of which feature the trio joined by Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone. The album features two long tracks – "Florence Nightingale" and "Elements" – each of which run for a side apiece, and the trio of firey youngsters drives Mangesldorff into some of his best free playing on record from the early 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkEnd ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2017 (delayed)
One of three albums this group recorded at the Free Music Market in Berlin in August of 1971 – all of which feature the trio joined by Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone. The album features three long tracks – "Antwarrepe", "The End", and "Albert's" – and the trio of firey youngsters drives Mangesldorff into some of his best free playing on record from the early 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkBrotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink – 1971 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
JG/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very rare, very obscure material from this important free jazz trio of the German scene in the 70s – a set that features one long performance originally issued on the JG label, despite the FMP-like image on the cover – plus two more tracks from the same year that appear here for the first time ever! "Just For Altena" offers up the power trio at their best – very freewheeling piano from Fred Van Hove, drums from Han Bennink, and tenor from Peter Brotzmann – with intensity that may well surpass the Machine Gun years, and an understanding of each players strengths that means that there's almost no tentative moments at all in the improvisation! "Filet Americain" and "ICP No 17" are from earlier in 1971 – and showcase a different, more sonic side of the trio – some tones that are at the farther end of hearing, which ruminate then blossom into bolder statements, but still often with a very abstracted approach to each instrument. Great stuff – and every bit as essential as any of the better-known Brotzman recordings of the time! CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann/Friis Nielsen/UuskylaMedicina ... CD
Atavistic, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A recent recording from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Friis Nielsen, and Peeter Uuskyla – done in a freewheeling style that really recalls the power of Brotzmann's classic work of the 70s. Brotzmann himself plays a nice range of horns that include tarogato and alto clarinet, in addition to his usual tenor, and a bit of alto – and Uuskyla's drumming is incredibly fierce, and full-on – really driving the session with a sense of urgency that's clearly heard in Brotzmann's horn. Titles include "Rocket Tango", "Justicia", "Bones & Beans", "Some Ghosts Step Out", and "Artemisia". CD

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann/William Parker/Hamid DrakeSong Sentimentale (180 gram pressing) ... LP
OTOroku (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If there's one thing we can expect from this trio of players, it's that they're never going to be too sentimental – as a group like this is always moving forward into the future, opening up new ideas with every moment of their music, and continuing to blow us away after all their many years in music! An album like this is a great reminder that sometimes the greats do it better than anyone else – especially when it comes to free improvisation – because there's a breathlessness to this album that never lets up – a balance between the energy of all three musicians, both as individuals and parts of a whole, that we sometimes don't hear from up-and-comers when they try to hit this territory. Recorded live on a trio of dates at Cafe OTO, the CD and vinyl versions feature unique material not on the other format! The vinyl version features two long improvisations – "Song Sentimental" and "Dark Blues" – both a perfect fusion of the talents of Peter Brotzmann on tenor and b-flat clarinet, William Parker on bass, guembri, shakuhachi, and shehnai – and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(CD and vinyl version have unique track listings – we recommend buying both!)

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✨✧ Full Blast (Peter Brotzmann)Risc ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pretty blistering sounds from Peter Brotzmann's Risc trio – a group that really recalls some of the mindblowing intensity he brought to the free jazz scene in his youth! The lineup features electric bass from Marino Pliakas, which really creates a lot of power at the bottom – a rumbling quality that shakes the rafters in ways that an acoustic bass couldn't achieve – matched by frenzied drum work from Michael Wertmuller, who mostly plays in skittish space all over the kit – then matched by some very freewheeling work from Brotzmann on a range of reeds. The electric bass really gives the set a different feel than other improv trio dates – but also in a way that's never "electric" in conventional modes – and titles include "Try Kraka", "Cafe Ingrid", "TTD", "Garnison Lane", "Doss House", and "Schwarspanier Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBorn Free – The 12th German Jazz Festival 1970 (9CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $129.99 199.99
A huge document of this incredible year in jazz in Germany – a time when free styles were breaking out all over, alongside some of the groovier styles of the MPS scene as well! This beautiful box documents the 12th German Jazz Festival in three different concerts – amazing music that really shows the transformation that was taking place at the time – and which is still revolutionary all these many years later – making for a listening experience that makes us feel like we're hearing music from the future, and not over 40 years in the past! The range of performers here is amazing – and CD 1 features a long performance The German Festival Big Band – with reeds from Emil Mangelsdorff, Heinz Sauer, Joki Freund, and Gerd Dudek; trombones from Albert Mangelsdorff and Peter Herbolzheimer, trumpets from Frederic Rabold and Manfred Schoof, guitar from Volker Kriegel, bass from Gunter Lenz, and drums from Kurt Bong and Rolf Hubner – plus four long tracks from the Dave Pike Set, with stellar vibes and guitar! CD2 features the Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet, with trombone from the leader, and alto and tenor from Heinz Sauer – plus a group led by Wolfgang Dauner on piano, clavichord, and ring modulator – with Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, Joki Freund on tenor and soprano sax, Peter Herbolzheimer on trombone, and Gerd Dudek on flute and tenor. CD3 features Karin Krog singing on two long tracks penned by Dave Pike, who plays vibes in a group that also includes Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone – and the rest of the CD features Phil Woods European Rhythm Machine, with Gordon Beck on Fender Rhodes. CD4 features two long tracks by the Klaus Doldinger Quartet with Ingfried Hoffmann on organ; three more tracks from the Frederic Rabold Crew, with the leader on trumpet and alto horn; and one more track from the Jazzworkers Quintet. CD5 features the Frankfurter Trio Fur Improvisation, with Christian Mollers on clarinet, Wolf Burbat on flute, and Klaus Henning Usadel on bass – plus one long track by Just Music with Alfred Harth on tenor and clarinet, Johannes Kramer on guitar, Dieter Hermann on trombone, and Franz Volhard and Thomas Stowsand on cellos – as well as two tracks by the Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, which features Herbert Joos on flugelhorn and Wilfried Eichorn on reeds. CD6 features a long track by Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden – and another long track from Limbus 4 – a group that features a lot of flutes, percussion, and diverse instrumentation. CD7 features a reading of "F*ck Der Boere" by the Peter Brotzmann Group, which also includes Evan Parker and Willem Breuker on reeds, plus Malcolm Griffiths and Paul Rutherford on trombone – as well as Derek Bailey on guitar and Han Bennink on percussion. The CD also features a long track by the New Jazz Trio of trumpeter Manfred Schoof. CD8 features work by the Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio, the Pierre Favre Group, and the quartet of Joachim & Rolf Kuhn. CD9 is maybe the most amazing – as it features a long track that merges German players with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – billed as the European Free Jazz Orchestra Of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – as well as work by Gunter Hampel with Jeanne Lee. An insanely wonderful package – filled with free, avant, and groovy jazz we've never heard before! CD

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VariousFree At The German Jazz Festival 1966 ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the set's an amazing early document of free jazz on the German scene – featuring stunning performances from a number of key artists who went on to even greater fame in years to come! The depth of this material is wonderful – really unbridled, open performances that may well even beat some of the later work by some of the musicians involved – brought together here with a new sense of freedom, and all the amazing possibilities of jazz. The performances include "Voices", "Roots & Collage", and "Rhythm Change" by a quintet led by trumpeter Manfred Schoff, with Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, Buschi Niebergall on bass, and Jaki Liebezeit (of later Can fame) on drums – a truly amazing group! Next is a very long improvisation – "Tape 1" – by pianist Wolfgang Dauner, in a trio with Eberhard Weber on bass. Vibist Gunter Hampel is next – also playing bass clarinet and flute during the six minute "Renonciation", which also features Nat Lee Elstake on trumpet and Pierre Courbois on drums. A trio featuring Peter Brotzmann on baritone and alto, Peter Kowald on bass, and Pierre Courbois on drums blows hard and heavy on "Intensity" and "Variability". Saxophonist Joe Viera works with a quartet that features Robbie Krieger on piano and a young Manfred Eichler on bass – on "Salute To Roland Kirk", "River Thames", and "Ambigious Discussion". And bassist Dick Van Der Capellen works with flute player Chris Hinze and drummer Cees See – on "Peace". CD

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VariousInternational Holy Hill Jazz Meeting ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A legendary moment in European free jazz – performances all recorded on a single Sunday in 1969 – but which stand as some of the most powerful music of the time! The vibe here is often in the best spirit of early FMP, or maybe the most outside work of MPS – and the recording quality equals the best avant jazz on both labels – with very long performances on each track that represent the pinnacle of all players involved! One side alone is worth the price of admission – a searing track titled "Finally", performed by an octet with Peter Brotzmann at the helm, alongside Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, Fred Van Hove on piano, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Peter Kowald on bass, and Pierre Favre on drums. Favre returns on "Let's Talk About The Weather" – played by a trio with Kowad on bass and Irene Schweizer on piano. Other tracks include "Five To Five" and "Gluga Gluga Blues" by the Joki Freund Quintet, "In Memory Of John Coltrane" by Marion Brown, "Vibration" by the group of saxophonist Joe Fiera and trombonist Ed Kroger, and "Circus Live" by a quartet led by Rolf Kuhn on electric clarinet, with Joachim Kuhn on piano and Stu Martin on drums. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Festival – Balver Hohle 1974 & 1975 (11CD box set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 11CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible jazz from the German scene of the 70s – two years' of recordings from this important festival – one that presents all the "new jazz" promised in its name, but in a range that moves effortlessly between free jazz, modal moments, funky fusion, and even some groovy big band work too! Performers are a range from all over the European scene – and are represented here in a significant selection of material from each act – very well-recorded, and presented in this beautiful box set, along with a booklet of notes and photos as well. The scope of sounds is fantastic – and long performances include an set of improvisations from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink; two long electric tracks from Jasper Van't Hof's Pork Pie group, with Charlie Mariano on a range of reeds and Philip Catherine on guitar; four long improvisations from the SOS group of John Surman, Mike Osborne, and Alan Skidmore – plying in a great mix of reeds and electronics; there's also two long improvisations between pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink; Gary Burton's quintet with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick on guitars perform three improvisations for over 75 minutes of music; the Gustav Brom Big Band step out on some very groovy tracks; saxophonist Eero Koivistonen blows with his quartet that includes Olli Avhenlahti on electric piano; reedman Jiri Stivin and guitarist Rudolph Dasek play a number of improvisations; bassist Barre Phillips and flautist Kryzstof Zgraja perform two long improvisations; the Polish Jazz Summit features Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto, Zbigniew Siefert on violin, and Adam Makowicz on Fender Rhodes; and trumpeter Franz Kogelmann and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy head a quintet with a bit of electronics! There's a few more surprises, too – and the whole thing is a fantastic presentation of these lost sounds. CD

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