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ARTIST
TITLE
FMP 130
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ALP 244CD ALP 244CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/9/2003

"Long hailed as one of the great powerhouse groups of European free jazz -- hear, for example, their gut-wrenching 1970 debut Balls -- the trio of German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, Belgian pianist Fred Van Hove and Dutch percussionist Han Bennink waxed this (arguably their greatest) LP in a Bremen studio in 1973. Unlike other, more sprawling documents of the threesome, the self-titled record, now lovingly referred to by fans as its catalogue number, FMP 130 shows the breadth of moods and materials open to the group in a set of concise, powerful statements. Listen to Van Hove's masterful celeste, Brötzmann's bottomless bass saxophone and Bennink's unlimited well of junk percussion. Short tracks, a wide range of instruments, crisp German studio recording, and the classic cover with Brötzmann's distressed b&w photos, FMP 130 is a proud addition to the growing FMP Archive Edition."