|Brötzmann, Peter & Fred Lonberg-Holm / Brain Of The Dog In Section, The|
|Album:||Brain Of The Dog In Section, The||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Brötzmann, Peter & Fred Lonberg-Holm||Added:||Dec 2008|
|Add Date:||2009-01-11||Pull Date:||2009-03-15||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Mar 8||Mar 1||Feb 22||Feb 15||Jan 25||Jan 18|
|1.||May 12, 2012:||Jazz Catharsis |
|4.||Feb 20, 2009:||Memory Select |
|2.||Mar 06, 2009:||Memory Select |
|5.||Feb 13, 2009:||Memory Select |
Section 1 [excerpt]
|3.||Feb 27, 2009:||Memory Select, sfSound edition: Le Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda |
|6.||Jan 24, 2009:||Music Casserole |
Improv free jazz, intense duets between Brotzmann's sax and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics. Granted, Brotzmann is usually loud, fast, and forceful, but here he sounds freshly on the attack (and this guy thinks so too: http://www.freejazz.org/?q=node/2616). Lonberg-Holm keeps up with an array of tough-handed plucking or sawing on the cello. |
The ferocity here is cool to hear, but do they overdo it at the expense of real musical communication and storytelling? I enjoyed the album, but here's a dissenting opinion: http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2008/11/on-nature-of-musical-substance.html
1- (13:52) Squealing and brash opening gives way to slower big/loud lines. Goes through a choppy electronics/sax interlude before a blowout ending of intense/fast sax and hard cello bowing.
2- (19:39) Less direct, more sophisticated. Opens with careful but aggressive stepping: Brash scribbles that still leave plenty of white space. After 6 minutes, it calms into a rough rustle.
A quieter middle section lets sad cello get more of the spotlight, creating nearly a classical drone. Some solo spaces for cello/electronics and tunefully screechy, restrained sax. Then, the fierceness returns for the coda: Full blast sax and guitar-amp-distorted cello (free jazz goes rock star). Glorious, tense ending.
3- (4:22) Fast, with a slightly bitter tone that's different from the other tracks. Mood-wise, it's another hard frontal assault.
|1.||Section 1||2.||Section 2|