2017/07/31

Peter Brötzmann Octet/The Complete Machine Gun Sessions (1968/2007) *

The second album by Peter Brötzmann, a German free jazz saxophonist born in 1941. An important work of the early European free music/avant-garde jazz, including the elements of free jazz pioneered by Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler, the influence of contemporary music, and aggression like garage rock. Noisy and destructive free improvisations by the octet featuring Brötzmann's freaky tenor and baritone saxophones, and consisting of three saxophones, two basses, two drums and piano. The original LP (three tracks) was self-released by Brötzmann's own BRO label in 1968. The German label FMP released it on CD, adding two previously unreleased alternate takes. In 2007, Atavistic Records reissued it as "The Complete Machine Gun Sessions" adding the live version of the title track "Machine Gun".

The Complete Machine Gun Sessions