Peter Brotzmann —
Nipples ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1969. Used ...
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A legendary early album from German reedman Peter Brotzmann – a set that wasn't issued on the FMP label, but which is every bit as important as Machine Gun or other classics from the time! The album's got a bold statement right from the very first note – introducing new jazz freedoms ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Exactly the kind of a record to show that Peter Brotzmann's lost none of his fire and creativity – a set of duets with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, who also plays a bit of electronics on the set! The sound is quite fierce at the start – with the bracing quality that first brought ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Peter Brotzmann/Friis Nielsen/Uuskyla —
Medicina ... CD Atavistic, 2004. Used ...
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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 ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal set from the European free jazz scene of the 70s – and a record that may well represent the start of a key second chapter of all players involved! While the key tension of many early Peter Brotzmann albums have the saxophonist trying to push his instruments past their normal sonic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing lost work from Warren "Baby" Dodds (and others) – a pioneering jazz drummer born and bred in New Orleans before moving to Chicago and influencing countless trap clappers! Talking And Drum Solos was originally released as a 10-inch on Folkways, and as the title suggests it's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nothing broken here – except maybe your speakers if you mistakenly play this one too loud! The group's a power trio that features the tenor and baritone sax of Ken Vandermark, the drums of Paal Nilssen-Love, and electronics of Lasse Marhaug – all used at a level that's quite searing at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Joe McPhee —
Trinity ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1971. Used ...
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One of Joe McPhee's strongest early albums – and a real breakthrough from his sound on Nation Time (also issued as part of the Unheard Music Series.) The group here is a trio – with Mike Kull on electric and acoustic piano, and Harold E Smith on percussion – and the lack of a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure classic from the Danish modern scene of the 60s! Tom Prehn is a revolutionary pianist with an approach that's unlike any other we can think of. His attack on the ivories is almost similar to Peter Brotzmann's on the tenor – but is punctuated with a bit more space, in a mode that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Russell's Chemical Feast —
Elixir ... CD Atavistic, 1979. Used ...
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Lost work by reed giant Hal Russell – recorded live in Chicago in 1979, and featuring Russell still on drums (his first instrument), plus work on tenor and bowed zither! The recording also features saxes by Mars Williams and Spider Middleman, plus vibes and drums by George Southgate, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very nice little album – and one that moves way past the gimmicky nature that you might guess from the title! The Sun Ra influence is obvious – as it seems natural for the Chicago-based players to show a bit of respect to what's gone before them in the city. The Funkadelic twist ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strange batch of instrumental tracks from this Chicago trio that includes Jeff Parker on guitar, Tatsu Aoki on bass, and David Pavkovic on drums. At times, the sound is almost funky, with a groove that's nicely laid down by Pavkovic's drums. At others, the record's a bit more open-ended, with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Searing work from the Vandermark 5 – just the kind of set that shows why these guys are have been one of the greatest things going on the US jazz scene for many years! In addition to Ken Vandermark's always-great work on reeds – baritone sax and clarinets this time around – the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
More greatness from the Vandermark 5 – and proof that the genius of Ken Vandermark is burning brighter than ever! The set features 8 razor sharp tracks – including "The Trouble Is", "Ground", "In Focus", "The Cooler", and "Roulette". (Jazz) CD
One of the greatest things about Ken Vandermark – and one of the reasons why we think he's one of our favorite players in the Chicago underground – is the way that he's completely open about his roots and influences, never failing to give credit where credit is due, and let folks know ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An oblique title, but aptly fitting for the enigmatic work of this great Chicago avant combo. Ken Vandermark leads the ensemble which features Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, Tim Mulvenna, and Mars Williams – and even though this CD was the group's first on Atavistic, they already play with an ... (Jazz) read moreCD