Snakelust (to Kenji Nakagami)
Peter Broetzmann Tenor and alto saxophone, Bb clarinet, Tarogato | Toshinori Kondo trumpet, electronics | Massimo Pupillo electric bass | Paal Nilssen-Love drums
Recorded live in Lisbon, at the 2011 edition of the festival Jazz em Agosto, “Snakelust” is the most fantastic upbringing, to this date, of the newest Peter Brotzmann’s electric project, Hairy Bones. The band with Toshinori Kondo, Massimo Pupillo and Paal Nilssen-Love is what you would expect crossing the music played by Last Exit, his assault brigade completed by Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Ronald Shanon Jackson, with the one more recently presented by Die Like a Dog, also including Kondo, but with William Parker and Hamid Drake filling the iron-solid rhythm section. There are some substantial differences, anyhow: a more pronounced punk / metal edge of the Aylerian kind of free jazz offered to our ears. No wonder, knowing that bassist Pupillo comes from the noise-jazz Italian group Zu and that Nilssen-Love is the propulsive motor of The Thing, Mats Gustafsson’s mix of the new thing and the stoner rock aesthetics. The documented concert was voted by Portuguese critics as the last year’s very best – now it’s your time to judge.
All Music by Broetzmann (GEMA), Kondo, Pupillo (SIAE), Nilssen-Love (TONO)
Recorded live at Jazz em Agosto, Lisbon, Portugal by Luís Delgado on August the 12th, 2011 | Mixed and mastered by Luís Delgado
Produced by Broetzmann | Kondo | Pupillo | Nilssen-Love | Executive production by Trem Azul / Layout and cover design by Broetzm | Artwork: Shunka-Toy, 19th Century/Japan