• peter brotzmann trio For Adolphe Sax (CD, £9.50)

    label: atavistic

    This is the reissue of German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's long out-of-print first record, one of the most auspicious debuts of free music, and a trenchant tribute to the inventor of the saxophone • "For Adolphe Sax" is a roundhouse punch of European free jazz, delivered in 1967 by the saxophonist's first classic trio featuring drummer Sven-Ake Johansson and bassist Peter Kowald • Includes the added track “Everything” which didn’t appear on the original album • Musicians: o Peter Brötzmann (tenor and baritone saxophones) o Peter Kowald (bass) o Sven-Ĺke Johansson (drums) o Fred Van Hove (piano). Brötzmann designed most of his own album covers and cites saxophonist Albert Ayler as a prime influence on his music. He has appeared on over 100 albums and recorded or performed with musicians including Cecil Taylor, Keiji Haino, Willem van Manen, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Conny Bauer, Joe McPhee and many more. “This is the one that started all -- his first album in a long career that would spawn many, many more recordings in the years to come.” – All Music

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