FRED VON HOVE
We had a request last year for Rhythmbox 1 and 2, live recordings featuring Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Han Bennink + Alfred Mangelsdorff, recorded and broadcast roughly mid-70s. Searching the archives, I came up with this 68-minute set from Quartier Latin, Berlin on 31 October, 1973 which definitely is live, has all four with Mangelsdorff popping in rougly mid-way through, and as was mentioned in the request, sounds like a professional recording suitable for airplay. Whether it is the one that was requested, I have no idea, but if anything, it's a pretty good substitute.
Having listened through it once, I'm not sure if this is jazz or whether there is anything avantgar(d)ish to it. To these ears, it's primal, pre-civilisational sound-makiing with the pianist trying to inject a bit of civility to the proceedings without really succeeding. So here we have two resident wildmen who could be shamans from an unspecified location in Siberia, trance masters from the Atlas mountains or thereabouts or just frolicking though the wilderness of Schwarzwald, playing what's there (which they eventually did): And there's a lot of homour in this, primal sceams courtesy of Bennink and Mangelsdorff.blending seamlessly into the general mêlée. In other words, whole lotta fun! To be enjoyed without hesitation!