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Recorded 9/18/82, a reissue of FMP 1050. "A sweet period piece from the FMP Archive, on Atavistic's Unheard Music Series -- featuring Brotz, Albert Mangelsdorff & Gunter 'Baby' Sommer." Excerpted from Brotzmann's liner notes: "I remember at one period when Han Bennink couldn't make the gigs -- he was playing with Misha most of the time -- Albert and I had a trio with Fred Van Hove, and we used to play in a little bar in Cologne which was run by the son of Paffgen brewery, a famous little brewery where Kolsch is brewed. It was equipped with an upright piano and a 20-liter barrel of fresh beer, which was empty after the gig. Albert's generosity and open-mindedness, compared to many other jazz musicians in the period, was remarkable. When he started working with crazy Brotzmann and Bennink, some of his colleagues gave him a very hard time. But I think he profited from our work the same way we did from his experience and musicality." -- Peter Brotzmann, Chicago, October 2005.