Posted: Monday, 1 March 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , ,

Due to its previous rarity, Nipples has been something of a free jazz cult item, even championed by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Now with a more easily found CD available, listeners can hear that it's not quite a lost classic but still comes by its reputation honestly. To be fair, the slightly muffled sound quality doesn't help music this detail-oriented, but perhaps listeners should be glad it was even recorded. The 18-minute title track (the original LP's first side) is a performance by improvisers who would become well-known names but were still making their marks in 1969. Brotzmann, of course, is on tenor sax with Evan Parker also playing tenor (instead of his usual alto), guitarist Derek Bailey, pianist Fred Van Hove, drummer Han Bennink, and the now mostly forgotten Buschi Niebergall on bass. They create a swirl of sound with saxes locking into repeated riffs that generally change slowly but sometimes take abrupt leaps while the drum, bass, and guitar roll in waves and the piano jumps in with hyperactive runs. The music's dense, everything-at-once nature sometimes makes it seem like a hot-headed competition, but in the end it's the musician's construction of intricately detailed patterns that really matter.
The 15-minute "Tell a Green Man" finished the album. A performance by just Brotzmann, Van Hove, Niebergall, and Bennink, the piece offers a contrast by a closer focus on each instrument instead of group improvisation. The piece opens with Bennink alone on drums at a mid-tempo before Niebergall enters with bowed bass. Brotzmann and Van Hove eventually jump in, pushing the others. Nipples is certainly not the best introduction to these musicians but nevertheless offers a fascinating look at their early careers.
:::Review by Lang Thompson:::

Peter Brötzmann Sextet/Quartet - Nipples (1969)

1. Nipples 17:54
2. Tell A Green Man 15:32

Bass - Buschi Niebergall
Drums - Han Bennink
Guitar - Derek Bailey
Piano - Fred Van Hove
Saxophone [Tenor] - Evan Parker
Saxophone [Tenor], Artwork By [Cover Design] - Peter Brötzmann

6 komentarze:

  1. Reza says:

    tremendous thank you

  1. Reza says:

    sorry "tell a green man" woudnt extract , corrupt file
    if you have time would really appreciate , thank you

  1. jazzlover says:

    Reza. Link should be fine now. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.

  1. Reza says:

    Really kind of you ,mucho appreciated :)

  1. Benoît says:

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