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.

Fuck de Boere [2001]
  • 1. Machine Gun (17:39)
  • 2. Fuck de Boere (36:32)

Not much has set the jazz community more on its collective ear as when Peter Brotzmann and the rest of his European free jazz associates recorded Machine Gun in May of 1968. Finally released by Atavistic, Fuck de Boere includes two live cuts from that seminal early group at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival. Opening with "Machine Gun," recorded in March of 1968, Peter Brotzmann and his group blast away at what was to become the landmark recording a few months later in the studio. Read more on Last.fm.