Peter Brötzmann

Peter Brötzmann

free jazz, jazz, Avant-Garde, free improvisation, experimental

Peter Brötzmann (born March 6, 1941 in Remscheid, Germany) is a German free jazz saxophonist. Brötzmann is among the most important European free jazz musicians. His rough, lyrical timbre is easily recognized on his many recordings. He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement, but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions. He has not abandoned his art training, however: Brötzmann has designed most of his own album covers.

Born Broke [2008]
  • 1. Born Broke (21:45)
  • 2. Beautiful But Stupid (13:33)
  • 3. Ain't Got The Money (22:29)
  • 4. Dead and Useless (38:24)

Born Broke is a double-disc duet recording between saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and drummer Peeter Uuskyla. It is a delightful surprise. Those who are used to the incredible fire-breathing blasts of Brötzmann's saxophone, taking on all comers with its fire and velocity, will be quite literally astonished at the range of dynamics here. This pair has been playing together in different contexts for more than ten years. There is a very distinct kind of communication going on here that takes its time in developing Read more on Last.fm.