PETER BRÖTZMANN

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Peter Brötzmann (born March 6, 1941 in Remscheid, Germany) is a German free jazz saxophonist.

Brötzmann is among the most important European free jazz musicians. His rough, lyrical timbre is easily recognized on his many recordings.

He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement, but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions. He has not abandoned his art training, however: Brötzmann has designed most of his own album covers. He first taught himself to play various clarinets, then saxophones; he is perhaps the only jazz musician to play the tarogato. Among his first musical partnerships was that with double bassist Peter Kowald.

For Adolphe Sax, Brötzmann's first recording, was released in 1967 and featured Kowald and drummer Sven-Ake Johansson.

1968 saw the release of Machine Gun, an octet recording often listed among the most notable free jazz albums. One critic has written Machine Gun offers "a
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PETER BRÖTZMANN For Adolphe Sax album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
For Adolphe Sax
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
PETER BRÖTZMANN Machine Gun album cover 4.25 | 9 ratings
Machine Gun
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
PETER BRÖTZMANN Nipples album cover 3.52 | 5 ratings
Nipples
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
PETER BRÖTZMANN Balls album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Balls
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, Han Bennink - FMP 130 album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, Han Bennink - FMP 130
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
PETER BRÖTZMANN Hot Lotta (with Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala) album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Hot Lotta (with Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
PETER BRÖTZMANN Tschüs album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tschüs
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
PETER BRÖTZMANN Solo album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Solo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
PETER BRÖTZMANN Schwarzwaldfahrt album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Schwarzwaldfahrt
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
PETER BRÖTZMANN The Nearer the Bone, The Sweeter the Meat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Nearer the Bone, The Sweeter the Meat
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
PETER BRÖTZMANN 14 Love Poems album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
14 Love Poems
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
PETER BRÖTZMANN Go​-​No​-​Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go​-​No​-​Go
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
PETER BRÖTZMANN Low Life (with Bill Laswell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Low Life (with Bill Laswell)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
PETER BRÖTZMANN In a State of Undress (feat. Manfred Schoof) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a State of Undress (feat. Manfred Schoof)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
PETER BRÖTZMANN No Nothing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Nothing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
PETER BRÖTZMANN Songlines album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Songlines
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
PETER BRÖTZMANN The Dried Rat-Dog (with Hamid Drake) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Dried Rat-Dog (with Hamid Drake)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
PETER BRÖTZMANN 進化してゆく恥じらい、或いは加速する原罪 [Evolving Blush Or Driving Original Sin] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
進化してゆく恥じらい、或いは加速する原罪 [Evolving Blush Or Driving Original Sin]
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
PETER BRÖTZMANN Nothing to Say - Dedicated to Oscar Wilde: A Suite of Breathless Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nothing to Say - Dedicated to Oscar Wilde: A Suite of Breathless Motion
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
PETER BRÖTZMANN Eight By Three (with Borah Bergman | Anthony Braxton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight By Three (with Borah Bergman | Anthony Braxton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
PETER BRÖTZMANN Noise of Wings album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Noise of Wings
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
PETER BRÖTZMANN Right as Rain - Dedicated to Werner Ludi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Right as Rain - Dedicated to Werner Ludi
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
PETER BRÖTZMANN Broken English album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Broken English
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN Short Visit to Nowhere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Short Visit to Nowhere
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN Flying Feathers album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Flying Feathers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN More Nipples album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Nipples
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
PETER BRÖTZMANN Images album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Images
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Signs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Signs
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Still Quite Popular After All Those Years album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Still Quite Popular After All Those Years
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Tales Out of Time album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tales Out of Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Medicina album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Medicina
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Born Broke album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Born Broke
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN Noise Of Wings (with Peeter Uuskyla, Peter Friis Nielsen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Noise Of Wings (with Peeter Uuskyla, Peter Friis Nielsen)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brøtzmann / Drake album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brøtzmann / Drake
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann & ICI Ensemble : Beautiful Lies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann & ICI Ensemble : Beautiful Lies
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann
Jazz Related Rock 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brotzmann / Fred Lonberg-Holm : Ouroboros album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Peter Brotzmann / Fred Lonberg-Holm : Ouroboros
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
PETER BRÖTZMANN I surrender Dear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I surrender Dear
21st Century Modern 2019

PETER BRÖTZMANN EPs & splits

PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann & Miller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann & Miller
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER BRÖTZMANN Long Story Short album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Long Story Short
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER BRÖTZMANN Big Bad Brötzmann Trio : Biturbo!, Capt'n album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Bad Brötzmann Trio : Biturbo!, Capt'n
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

PETER BRÖTZMANN live albums

PETER BRÖTZMANN The End album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The End
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
PETER BRÖTZMANN Couscouss de la Mauresque album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Couscouss de la Mauresque
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
PETER BRÖTZMANN Outspan no. 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Outspan no. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
PETER BRÖTZMANN Outspan no. 2 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Outspan no. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
PETER BRÖTZMANN Ein halber Hund kann nicht pinkeln album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ein halber Hund kann nicht pinkeln
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
PETER BRÖTZMANN 3 Points And A Mountain (with Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
3 Points And A Mountain (with Misha Mengelberg / Han Bennink)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
PETER BRÖTZMANN Atsugi Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Atsugi Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
PETER BRÖTZMANN Opened, but hardly touched album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Opened, but hardly touched
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
PETER BRÖTZMANN Alarm album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Alarm
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
PETER BRÖTZMANN Pica Pica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pica Pica
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
PETER BRÖTZMANN Berlin Djungle album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Berlin Djungle
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
PETER BRÖTZMANN Réservé (with Sommer / Phillips) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Réservé (with Sommer / Phillips)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
PETER BRÖTZMANN Wie Das Leben So Spielt (with Werner Lüdi) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wie Das Leben So Spielt (with Werner Lüdi)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
PETER BRÖTZMANN Dare Devil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dare Devil
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
PETER BRÖTZMANN The März Combo Live in Wuppertal album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The März Combo Live in Wuppertal
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
PETER BRÖTZMANN Sacred Scrape (with Gregg Bendian / William Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sacred Scrape (with Gregg Bendian / William Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
PETER BRÖTZMANN The WELS Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The WELS Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
PETER BRÖTZMANN Chicago Octet/Tentet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicago Octet/Tentet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live at the Empty Bottle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Empty Bottle
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
PETER BRÖTZMANN Stone/Water album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stone/Water
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
PETER BRÖTZMANN Fuck de Boere: Dedicated to Johnny Dyani album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Fuck de Boere: Dedicated to Johnny Dyani
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live at Nefertiti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Nefertiti
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
PETER BRÖTZMANN Organized Chaos album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Organized Chaos
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN Nothung (with William Parker / Michael Wertmüller) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nothung (with William Parker / Michael Wertmüller)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live at Spruce Street Forum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Spruce Street Forum
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
PETER BRÖTZMANN The Ink Is Gone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ink Is Gone
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
PETER BRÖTZMANN Never Too Late but Always Too Early album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Never Too Late but Always Too Early
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
PETER BRÖTZMANN Petroglyphs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Petroglyphs
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live at the 'Bottle' Fest 2005 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the 'Bottle' Fest 2005
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
PETER BRÖTZMANN Be Music, Night - A Homage to Kenneth Patchen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Be Music, Night - A Homage to Kenneth Patchen
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
PETER BRÖTZMANN North Quartet ‎: Malamute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
North Quartet ‎: Malamute
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live In Beirut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Beirut
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
PETER BRÖTZMANN Total Music Meeting 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Total Music Meeting 1977
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
PETER BRÖTZMANN One Night in Burmantofts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night in Burmantofts
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER BRÖTZMANN American Landscapes 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Landscapes 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER BRÖTZMANN American Landscapes 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Landscapes 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER BRÖTZMANN The Fat Is Gone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fat Is Gone
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER BRÖTZMANN At Molde 2007 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Molde 2007
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN The Brain of the Dog in Section album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Brain of the Dog in Section
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN In Amherst 2006 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Amherst 2006
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN Head On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Head On
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love ‎: SweetSweat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love ‎: SweetSweat
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love : Roma album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Peter Brötzmann, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love : Roma
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER BRÖTZMANN Wood Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wood Cuts
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER BRÖTZMANN Lost & Found album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost & Found
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER BRÖTZMANN 3 Nights In Oslo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
3 Nights In Oslo
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
PETER BRÖTZMANN Up and Down the Lion - Revised album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up and Down the Lion - Revised
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
PETER BRÖTZMANN Goosetalks (with Bauer, Trzaska) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goosetalks (with Bauer, Trzaska)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
PETER BRÖTZMANN Live In Wiesbaden (with Jörg Fischer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Wiesbaden (with Jörg Fischer)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER BRÖTZMANN Solo + Trio Roma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo + Trio Roma
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER BRÖTZMANN Yatagarasu album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Yatagarasu
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann & Improvising Ensemble Of Qianxingzhe : China Live 2011 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann & Improvising Ensemble Of Qianxingzhe : China Live 2011
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER BRÖTZMANN Walk, Love, Sleep album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walk, Love, Sleep
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER BRÖTZMANN Going All Fancy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Going All Fancy
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER BRÖTZMANN Solo At Dobialab album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo At Dobialab
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble  :   I Am Here Where Are You album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble : I Am Here Where Are You
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann & Drake  : Solid And Spirit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann & Drake : Solid And Spirit
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brotzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love: A Fish Stinks From The Head album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brotzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love: A Fish Stinks From The Head
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER BRÖTZMANN Mental Shake album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mental Shake
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann / Sonny Sharrock : Whatthefuckdoyouwant album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Peter Brötzmann / Sonny Sharrock : Whatthefuckdoyouwant
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Edwards / Noble : Soulfood Available album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann / Edwards / Noble : Soulfood Available
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz : Mollie's In The Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz : Mollie's In The Mood
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Uuskyla : Red Cloud On Silver album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Brötzmann / Uuskyla : Red Cloud On Silver
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PETER BRÖTZMANN Münster Bern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Münster Bern
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann / Steve Swell / Paal Nilssen-Love : Krakow Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann / Steve Swell / Paal Nilssen-Love : Krakow Nights
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh : Ears Are Filled With Wonder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh : Ears Are Filled With Wonder
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann, Peeter Uuskyla ‎: A Crack To Beauty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann, Peeter Uuskyla ‎: A Crack To Beauty
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Song Sentimentale album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song Sentimentale
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Nilssen-Love /  Swell : Live In Copenhagen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann / Nilssen-Love / Swell : Live In Copenhagen
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann /  Paal Nilssen-Love : Levontin 7  Tel Aviv album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann / Paal Nilssen-Love : Levontin 7 Tel Aviv
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Leigh : Sex Tape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann / Leigh : Sex Tape
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann / Steve Swell / Paal Nilssen-Love : Live in Tel Aviv album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brötzmann / Steve Swell / Paal Nilssen-Love : Live in Tel Aviv
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER BRÖTZMANN Elements album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elements
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Leigh : Crowmoon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann / Leigh : Crowmoon
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brotzmann Trio : Philosophy of Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Brotzmann Trio : Philosophy of Sound
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019
PETER BRÖTZMANN Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019
PETER BRÖTZMANN Brötzmann / Leigh : South Moon Under album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brötzmann / Leigh : South Moon Under
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
PETER BRÖTZMANN Big Bad Brötzmann Quintet : Karacho! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Bad Brötzmann Quintet : Karacho!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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PETER BRÖTZMANN re-issues & compilations

PETER BRÖTZMANN Live in Berlin '71 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Berlin '71
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann / Peeter Uuskyla: Dead And Useless album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Peter Brötzmann / Peeter Uuskyla: Dead And Useless
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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PETER BRÖTZMANN Peter Brötzmann, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love : Roma

Live album · 2009 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Peter Brötzmann took European free jazz scene by force with his "Machine Gun" album in 1968 - far not every trash metal band of next generations demonstrated such explosive angry and energetic sound. Forty(!) years later, in his late 60s, Brötzmann still demonstrates uncompromising music of almost same level of energy.

"Roma" is three-improves containing self-released live album of Peter Brötzmann's trio (with two other highest class European radical avant-garde musicians - Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love (The Thing,etc,etc) and Italian electric bassist and Zu band member Massimo Pupillo)recorded during traditional concert at Casa Del Jazz in Rome. Self-released with minimalist packaging and quite good sound/mix quality it was designed for sale at concerts.By its content it's far not just casual memorabilia though - from very first sounds you are blown by sound viscosity built with deep and rich electric bass and complex thunder-like drumming (both Pupillo and Nilssen-Love have their roots more in avant-garde rock /improvs than in avant-garde jazz).

Brötzmann himself sounds probably less angry than 40 years ago, but no way less angular or explosive and for sure more mature.During almost half of century he recorded lot of albums and collaborated with virtually ever significant musician from the radical wing of European/world avant-garde jazz, but even after so many years and having so huge musical legacy, albums like "Roma" still sound fresh and still wonder the listener.

PETER BRÖTZMANN Nipples

Album · 1969 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Peter Brotzmann's "Nipples" for years if not for decades was a cult rarity of early European avant-garde jazz. Re-released on CD, it became much more accessible, and in part it destroyed the legendary album's image.

Just two compositions, one on each vinyl LP side (CD re-release contains one bonus track). Title song almost 18 minutes long is played by sextet - with second tenor sax by Evan Parker, Derek Bailey on guitar,pianist and rhythm section. Angular,fast,explosive it demonstrates excellent level of communication between all musicians and are great illustration of collective musicianship,truly European avant-garde jazz classic (having a lot in common with American avant-garde of its time, it still sounds quite differently - far from smokey NY lofts,more cold,calculated,kind of Germanic modernist music for stylish cafes with polished aluminium and bright plastic furniture - I still visit one such place time to time when in Wien).

Unfortunately Side B played by quartet of Brotzmann, pianist Fred Van Hove and rhythm section (Han Bennink and relatively unknown bassist Buschi Niebergall)is quite a different thing. Only slightly shorter (15 and half minutes) this composition concentrates on personal soloing of each musician,but as a result very soon becomes bulky,unfocused and openly boring at the end.

With all respect to time when this album was released and its cult status, this release could be recommended only in part,Brotzmann has really stronger works in his huge discography.Side A is still an excellent evidence of its time's atmosphere.

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