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Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink – “Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018” (Trost Records, 2019)

“Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018” is a great album which was recorded by three featured Jazz masters. That’s another one occassion to hear out three central figures of international avant-garde jazz scene playing together – it’s Peter Brötzmann (tenor saxophone, b-flat clarinet, tarogato), Alexander Schlippenbach (piano) and Han Bennink (drums). The music composed by these musicians, always is filled with love, passion and drive. Intriguing fabulous solos, charming remarkable melodies, sharp furious growls and terrific sessions are the main compounds of the compositions. The jazz masters are demonstrating the splendid capacities of improvising, masterful virtuosity, hypnotysing and driving playing technique and unique style.

All the compositions of “Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018” are completely based on the main basics of free improvisation, European and American avant-garde jazz roots, the innovations of experimental jazz and Sonoristic Experiments. There are many other styles, which accompagnie the main compounds and bring more colors and tunes – musicians manage to make an eclectic, sparkling and impressive stylistic variety. Nervous hysteric solos, aggressive and exciting melodies, expressive riffs are highly related to bebop, post bop or any other modern jazz styles. The musicians fuse together all kinds of elements, expressions and tunes. Traditional and effective ways of playing gently fit together with experimental, innovative, specific or simply weird playing techniques. That finally forms an inspiring, original, multi-layed and impressive instrumental section. Saxophone and clarinet changed from time to time by exotic tarogato, is the source of energy and drive. Peter Brötzmann is doing his best – the improvisations are full of original decisions, evocative tunes, sharp shrieky riffs or waining, growling, roaring and luminous blow outs. Drive, passion, expression, joy and the will to create something new and exciting are gently joined together. Tremendous bursting culminations, furious hollowing blow outs, perturbating sessions, wild transcendental passages, gorgeous ornaments, sonoristic experiments and all the coloristics which accompagnie all the time the main melody line – Peter Brötzmann finds the best way how to produce an inspiring and simply impressive sound of his improvisations. Vivid expressive clarinet, roaring frenzy saxophone and exotic tarogato make a great combo. Hot thrills, passionate sparkling melodies, splendid charming solos, sudden jumps, bright contrasts, Silent Pauses which grow directly to wild booming culminations – that’s the base of piano improvisations played by Alexander Schlippenbach. Expressive, sparkling and driving solos make the base of his music. Silent pauses, repetitive sessions, frantic perturbating sequences, sharp timbres, aggressive breaking culminations, colorful ornaments, light transcendental passages are the main compounds which make a fantastic, awakening and terrific sound of Alexander Schlippenbach’s music. Both musicians create the indpendent and glamorous improvisations which are in the centre of the melody line. It’s – driving, crazy, passionate and wild. Drums section forms an incredible rhythmic section. Han Bennink boosts on roaring thrills, rising striking culminations, impressive free improvisations, spontaneous solos, sudden turns or suddenly calms down on steady beats, silent pauses, sonoristic experiments or light, relaxing and peaceful episodes. All huge range of colors, moods, styles and tunes are masterfully joined together – Han Bennink makes an inspiring, driving and awakening rhythmic section.



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Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink – “Fifty Years After​.​.​. Live at the Lila Eule 2018” (Trost Records, 2019)

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