251

Peter Br: FMP 130

Kurt Gottschalk By

Sign in to view read count
Peter Br: FMP 130 22 years hence, these European masters have pretty well cemented themselves in their own corners of the free improv universe: the fury, sometimes restrained, of Peter Brötzmann; the madness of Han Bennink; and the elegant wandering of Fred van Hove. But when they got together in Bremen on February 25, 1973, it was with a sense of discovery, a mutual wide-eyedness that made anything possible.

The ten tracks on this 2003 release (originally put out on FMP vinyl) are funny and strange, squalling and even cute. Bennink is still in his play-anything-and-everything mode, credited here with a long list of instruments, including self-made clarinet, rhythm box, homemade junk, oe-oe and others. Brötzmann plays clarinet and runs through the sax family, and van Hove has a celeste on hand in addition to the piano. The results are something like a goose invasion at the music box factory on the day they forgot to pay the gravity bill. There are simple melodies, crazy shifts, pianic jazz, hollering, and a clarinet duet that won't ingratiate you with the neighbors. It's good fun—way free improv in a spirit that of the three, only Bennink has retained, and quite often quite listenable.

Track Listing: For Donauschingen Ever; Konzert Fur 2 Klarinetten; Nr. 7; Wir Haben Uns Folgendes Uberlegt; Paukenhandschen Im Blaubeerenwald; Nr. 9; Gere Bij; Nr. 4; Nr. 6; Donaueschingen For Ever.

Personnel: Peter Br

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Atavistic Worldwide | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Dreamsville CD/LP/Track Review Dreamsville
by Jack Bowers
Published: April 26, 2017
Read April CD/LP/Track Review April
by Jerome Wilson
Published: April 26, 2017
Read Adam's Apple CD/LP/Track Review Adam's Apple
by Greg Simmons
Published: April 26, 2017
Read Small World CD/LP/Track Review Small World
by Edward Blanco
Published: April 26, 2017
Read High Time CD/LP/Track Review High Time
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: April 26, 2017
Read Rags And Roots CD/LP/Track Review Rags And Roots
by James Nadal
Published: April 25, 2017
Read "Carve" CD/LP/Track Review Carve
by Karl Ackermann
Published: March 17, 2017
Read "Reunion" CD/LP/Track Review Reunion
by John Sharpe
Published: March 31, 2017
Read "The Expanding Universe" CD/LP/Track Review The Expanding Universe
by Karl Ackermann
Published: July 8, 2016
Read "The Roc" CD/LP/Track Review The Roc
by Roger Farbey
Published: January 28, 2017
Read "Up and Coming" CD/LP/Track Review Up and Coming
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 30, 2017
Read "Colors for the Masters" CD/LP/Track Review Colors for the Masters
by C. Andrew Hovan
Published: August 6, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM RECORDS | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!