Peter Brotzmann Ada Trio: London, UK, February 20, 2012
Notwithstanding the uncompromising character of the fare on offer, the packed house remained riveted in rapt attention. As the energy increased, Lonberg-Holm wielded his electric guitar adding a frantic white noise strum to the full force drumming. Brötzmann worked up to a crescendo on alto saxophone once more, almost levitating, until he physically jumped upwards. His return to earth signaled an abrupt finale, a tactic honed with the Chicago Tentet, creating a fantastic conclusion.
Steve Noble and Fred Longberg-Holm
A protracted standing ovation ensued, until finally the band relented for a brief encore. But there really wasn't that much more they could add at this point, having said it all already. Photo Credit John Sharpe