25 April 2009

Brötzmann/Kondo/Pupillo/Nilssen-Love live in Europe 2008



I was going to post the Bimhuis set of this crew from 6 September when I made the discovery that it has just been commercially released on the Okka Disk label and can in fact be ordered directly from the label:

http://www.okkadisk.com/releases/od12076.html

So, a quick change of plan, then. Instead, we'll have two other concerts from the same tour, the first one in Schorndorf in Germany on 8 September and the second in Barcelona on 14 September. Both dates are audience recordings, in contrast to the Bimhuis set which was professionally recorded by Dutch radio and also transmitted by BBC Radio 3 later in the month.

Brötzmann has played with Kondo before, most notably in the Die like a Dog quartet with William Parker and Hamid Drake providing the rhythmic backdrop. This crew is quite a different proposition with Massimo Pupillo from Zu manning the electric bass and Paal Nilssen-Love taking over on drums. These two guys change the sonics into a much tougher, heavier, hard-hitting aural assault, which to my mind recalls the spirit of Last Exit, if not the actual sound. Brötzmann did not quite agree, when I had a chance to chat after their Oslo gig (and to share a bottle of red wine with Kondo); Last Exit was different, he thought, but still, there is a decidedly different ambience to these sets which really energises the old gentleman and it is definitely beyond the usual genre boundaries of free jazz. Kondo is extending the sound of the trumpet with all sorts of electronic manipulations, possibly recalling the electric Miles of the 70s, but whereas Miles was steeped in deep funk, this setting better revitalises the noisy punk indie spirit of the times. Pretty hairy, bony stuff, in other words.

This quartet has become a regular working band and they will be gigging in Europe in both the first and second half of 2009 as well as in the first half of 2010, so take the opportunity to see them if they should cross your path (and get their Bimhuis record).

These go out as high-quality mp3s. I realised that posting both sets as lossless flacs would run well over one gigabyte which might be excessive for most downloaders. Thanks to uploaders and seeders at Dime, as usual.

17 comments:

kinabalu said...
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Rob said...

Thank you very much for this. When I saw Brotzmann/Bennink in the Spring of '08, I asked Peter if he had plans to play with Kondo again and he mentioned this tour. I have been hoping to hear this ever since. Thank you, thank you. Rob

wightdj said...

Great post, thanks. I'll be seeing Brötzmann in 3 days in Seattle, with Eric Revis and Nasheet Waits. Peter does play differently depending on the band.

glmlr said...

Well done Kinabalu! Schorndorf is priceless.

kike hurtado said...

Thanks to kinabalu for sharing this recording. The band is on fire, believe me, kicks ass.

best regards, Kike.

noteworthy said...

I saw Peter with Shoji Hano in Fukuoka, Japan last year and he was kind enough to spend 10 minutes chatting to me at the end of the gig before I had to dash (reluctantly) for the last train out of the city and back home. Live, he is awesome. I very much want to hear this. Thanks for posting.

noteworthy said...

Thanks for sharing this, but when I try to download parts 2 and 3, I get an error message from rapidshare! Anybody else having problems?

noteworthy said...

PS The Barcelona set is fine! :)

_mars_express_ said...

http://173000.blogspot.com/2009/03/peter-brotzmann-with-toshinori-kondo.html

kinabalu said...

No problems downloading and unpacking the three-part Schorndorf set on my computer.

Ford MF said...

I also get an error message when trying to download the second part.

Thanks again for uploading such gems, btw!

mario said...

Thank you very much.I have the official CD and it is really wonderful, so I look forward to hearing these other concerts. Last year I have seen Pupillo and Nilssen-Love in concert with Terrie Ex and I really love their energy (by I am a ZU fan, so there you go). I am a bit disappointed that you didn't post the lossless versions of these shows - any hope that you might post them too, at least for a short time? Anyway thanks a lot.

mario said...

and for those who are interested in the next tour in Europe, please check these interesting pages:
http://viennesewaltz.wordpress.com/brotzmann/
Cheers

kinabalu said...

New links. This time in lossless flac.

Barcelona:

1fichier

kinabalu said...

Schorndorf:

1fichier

Fred said...

Merci, Merci, Merci …

L'infini ...

asjchrlpa mc said...

ohno Expired! someone could re-up it again. thanks