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Peter Brotzmann : Another Step in the Large-Form Jazz Ensemble Tradition

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Iconoclastic European free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann discusses his intensely revolutionary Chicago Tentet with Chris Comer in this 2005 radio interview. The Chicago Tentet features ten of the world's finest free jazz musicians in an all-out jazz assault. Brotzmann describes how the Chicago Tentet got together in the first place, the concept behind it and why it's one of the most satisfying ensembles of his career. Chris asks Brotzmann to elaborate on The Chicago Tentet's place in the tradition of the large ensemble in jazz. The saxophonist describes "graphic scores" and how they are played, and what he'd say to a jazz fan who "just doesn't get" his music. Chris also engages Brotzmann on his early influences — including Sidney Bechet, whom Brotzmann once saw perform.


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