New Peter Brotzmann Releases Reviewed

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The indefatigable Peter Brötzmann has been a favored subject of this site since its inception. Many of his albums have been discussed here over the past ten years, and he was the subject of episode 49 of the BA podcast. (A quote from that interview — via a Bandcamp Daily feature — appears in Harald Kisiedu‘s book European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany 1950-1975, which is excellent and highly recommended.) Brötzmann is relentlessly prolific, and has, as ever, a fistful of new or recent recordings available this summer: two different duos, a live album by one of his long-running bands, and a trio collaboration. Each of these is discussed below.