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Last Exit was a free jazz supergroup composed of electric guitarist Sonny Sharrock, drummer/occasional vocalist Ronald Shannon Jackson, saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and bass guitarist Bill Laswell. They were active from 1986 to the early 1990s, releasing primarily live albums recorded in Europe. Sharrock's death in 1994 caused the dissolution of the band, though touring had not occurred for several years before his demise. The band was known for its uncompromising musical ferocity, fueled by the band members' confrontational attitudes. Greg Kot wrote that they brought a level of "volume and violence that makes most rock bands sound tame." Their music was largely improvised; John Dugan wrote "Granted, one person's free improvisation is another's tuneless chaos, but Last Exit, due primarily to the skill of its individuals, only infrequently fell off the precipice into the netherworld of arty wanking ... The playing is intricate, wildly adventurous, frequently funny, and, perhaps most important, read more...
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LAST EXIT Iron Path album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Iron Path
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1988

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LAST EXIT The Noise of Trouble: Live in Tokyo album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
The Noise of Trouble: Live in Tokyo
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1986
LAST EXIT Last Exit album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Last Exit
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1986
LAST EXIT Last Exit Cassette Recordings '87 (aka From The Board) album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Last Exit Cassette Recordings '87 (aka From The Board)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1988
LAST EXIT Köln album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Köln
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1990
LAST EXIT Headfirst Into the Flames: Live in Europe album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Headfirst Into the Flames: Live in Europe
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1993

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LAST EXIT Best of Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Live
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1990

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