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Brotzmann, Peter / Nilssen-love, Paal – “Sweet Sweat” – [Smalltown Superjazzz]

Cousin Mary   1/14/2014   CD, Jazz

These tracks were recorded live at a 2006 concert in Nilssen-Love’s hometown in Norway. Brotzmann plays free jazz on reeds that is unflinching in intensity, frequently hair raising, sometimes unbearably tender. Nilssen-Love gives us a whole new take on how percussion participates in a jazz conversation. Mostly difficult on the first listen, but so worth it!

PGM: A tarogato is a woodwind from Eastern Europe, described by some as a cross between a saxophone and a clarinet. Track 2 has a drum solo from 19:40 to 22:20.

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