The Peter Brotzmann Octet
Recorded in 1968 this is one totally brutally bitchin some say seminal record. Originally sold as a cassette (if anyone has an original please don’t tell me), FMP/Free Music Production put out the LP in 1972. Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Willem Breuker, Fred Van Hove, Peter Kowald, Buschi Niebergall, Sven Johansson and Han Bennick. A monster whirlwind angst, anger and ferocious energy gig (I’ve heard it called punk jazz) with some looney melodic snippets (tunes?) thrown in that loses no energy, bite or freshness even at 40+ years of age.
I’ve been waiting/watching for this LP for years and just picked up this mint copy on eBay for $78. Makes the original CD sound like a stuffed starched shirt. fyi – Atavistic Records recently released The Machine Gun Sessions on CD (which isn’t very atavistic at all and strikes me as downright oxymoronish) that includes tracks you can’t get on LP.