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Peter Brotzmann - Chicago Octet / Tentet 3 CD Box - IN STOCK NOW

Peter Brotzmann - Chicago Octet / Tentet 3 CD Box - IN STOCK NOW

$ 44.99

Artist: Peter Brotzmann  |  Label: okkadisk 12022  |  Format: 3xCD |  Genre: Jazz | CD Condition: Mint | Jacket Condition: New


Peter Brotzmann Chicago Octet / Tentet 
okkadisk 12022
NEW 3 CD box. Package includes 3 CDs in unique cardboard cases, fold-out insert with phots and notes, and a slip-case to house the set. These are hand numbered.. 
This is now IN STOCK NOW. Limited copies available!! 

Musicians are; 
BRÖTZMANN CHICAGO OCTET:
Peter Brötzmann — sax/clarinet/tarogato
Mars Williams — tenor/alto sax/clarinet
Ken Vandermark — tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
Jeb Bishop — trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm — cello
Kent Kessler — bass
Michael Zerang — drums/percussion
Hamid Drake — drums/percussion
BRÖTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET:
Peter Brötzmann — tenor sax/clarinet/tarogato
Mars Williams — tenor/alto/soprano sax/clarinet
Ken Vandermark — tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
Mats Gustafsson — baritone sax/fluteophone
Joe McPhee — pocket cornet/valve trombone/soprano sax
Jeb Bishop — trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm — cello
Kent Kessler — bass
Michael Zerang — drums/percussion
Hamid Drake — drums/percussion

Design & Art by: Peter Brötzmann
Photos by: John Corbett
Additional Design & Production by: Louise Molnar

Disc 1
Brötzmann Chicago Octet (live): 

1. Burning Spirit (for Kazuka Shiraishi) 29:42 Peter Brötzmann (GEMA)
Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (live):

2. Other Brothers 24:39 Ken Vandermark (exploding music/BMI) 
3. Old Bottles, No Wine 9:46 Mats Gustafsson (STIM) 
4. Aziz 9:46 Michael Zerang (MUNIMULAMUSIC/BMI) 

Disc 2
Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (live):

1. Divide By Zero 12:53 Jeb Bishop (Harustex) 
2. Foolish Infinity 26:45 Peter Brötzmann (GEMA)
Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (studio): 
3. Immediate Music 13:49 Fred Lonberg-Holm (Jilmar Music) 
4. Makapoor 12:53 Michael Zerang (MUNIMULAMUSIC/BMI) & Hamid Drake (Smiling Forehead Music/BMI) 

Disc 3
Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (studio): 

1. Foolish Infinity 26:12 Peter Brötzmann (GEMA) 
2. Old Bottles, No Wine 9:20 Mats Gustafsson (STIM) 
3. Other Brothers 24:44 Ken Vandermark (exploding music/BMI) 
4. Divide By Zero 10:40 Jeb Bishop (Harustex)

recorded at:
AirWave Studio (9/16/97)
Tentet & The Empty Bottle (1/29/97)
Octet & (9/17/97) Tentet.

engineer/mix: John McCortney
produced by: Peter Brötzmann, Bruno Johnson & John Corbett
Exec. Producer: Bruno Johnson

Should be fairly described as a landmark recording on several levels: a major documentation of Brötzmann on an American label, a rare instance of his large-group music, and a definitive meeting of himself with some of the many American masters — from McPhee to Vandermark — who’ve been influenced by him. (We should also remark that the simple elegance of the design and artwork, also by Brötzmann, makes a mockery of the elaborate and preposterous packaging which major labels such as Verve seem to be investing so much effort in.) There are one and a half discs each of live and studio material, with three compositions appearing in each incarnation. In fact, Brötz himself contributes only two pieces, “Burning Spirit” and “Foolish Infinity”; the others come from Bishop, Gustafsson, Zerang, Drake and Lonberg-Holm, so it can fairly be said to be a co-operative effort, even if the saxophonist’s name features on the marquee. Of course he plays a huge role as a performer, but so do the other reed players, besides the other participants. The sheer exhilaration of hearing Brötzmann, Williams, Vandermark, and Gustafsson piledriving along as a reed section is about as awesome as you’d expect, but there’s much else here to surprise and captivate: the wordly groove of “Makapoor”, the sombre granite-block textures of “Other Brothers” which explode into a fast shuffle. An affecting tribute to the great man and his influence on a world of improvising which is still evolving and expanding — but the players were clearly having too much of a good time to get all weepy and emotional about it. Rah! Rah! Rah!

— Richard Cook & Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, fifth edition

NEW 3 CD box. Package includes 3 CDs in unique cardboard cases, fold-out insert with phots and notes, and a slip-case to house the set. These are hand numbered and limited. 


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