Brötzmann / Edwards / Noble
John Edwards (b), Peter Broetzmann (sax), Steve Noble (d),
This is the second album by the Peter Brotzmann trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble, following “The Worse the Better” (they’re also together in a third one, “Mental Shake”, but with the addition of Jason Adasiewicz and his vibraphone). And just like that first opus, recorded live in 2010 at the londonian Café Oto, what you find here is the vibrating document of a concert situation – now the band’s performance during the 2013 edition of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival. The band is the reunion of several generations of European free improvisers, and the best approach you could have for such a special encounter is to find them playing on stage. As you can conclude listening to this music, Brotzmann is far from being a historic figure just trying to keep his message alive. He’s still very much in the front line, always pushing the music ahead. Here is something precious for all those who like strong emotions….