Joe McPhee and Peter Brotzmann Interview

Peter Brötzmann playing the tarogato
Peter Brötzmann playing the tarogato (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Folio Weekly:

If, as some critics complain, jazz is in a protracted commercial decline, then the genre’s free jazz sub-niche might as well be obscure to the point of invisibility. But that assumption would cause one to miss the upcoming seminal performance of American trumpet maestro Joe McPhee, 73, and German saxophone legend Peter Broetzmann, 72. The duo’s upcoming nine-stop tour is its first in the United States. Folio Weekly caught up with McPhee and Broetzmann — sometimes spelled Brötzmann — to discuss the differences between European and American audiences, the political and cultural ramifications of jazz music and how young people are evolving the genre.