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.

NOTHUNG [2002]
  • 1. Nothung Part One (9:59)
  • 2. Nothung Part Two (16:43)
  • 3. Nothung Part Three (12:15)
  • 4. Nothung Part Four (4:46)

Now, you know saxophonists; of all of the current, contemporary players in the world of - let's call it genuine, non-plushy jazz - who is the first you'd use the word FEROCIOUS to describe? There, you see? You and I both know it - Peter Brotzmann, the dangerous Teuton with the Kaiser Wilhelm handlebar moustache, DER MANN who since the late '60's has consistently pushed 'free' playing even farther into the Albert Ayler realms of extended squawk and shriek than Ayler himself Read more on Last.fm.