Brötzmann Solo at Dobialab (Dobialabel006)

Brötzmann Solo at Dobialab (Dobialabel006)

Abbiamo organizzato il concerto in solo di Peter Brötzmann per la serata di apertura della IX edizione del festival Dobiarteventi. La serata d’apertura è sempre piena di gente, metà della quale viene solamente per dire ciao o bersi una rinfrescante birra nel giardino del Dobialab, ma l’altra metà è composta di appassionati amanti della musica.

In questa registrazione potrete ascoltare uno straordinario ed emozionante solo di un grande artista all’apice della sua carriera, ma potrete anche sentire l’entusista partecipazione di un gruppo di persone che hanno condiviso con questo artista un grande momento di musica e umanità.

Il cd è presentato in versione digipack con l’artwork dello stesso Brötz, una foto del concerto di Silvia Profumi e il design curato da Brötz e Andrea Gulli.

PERSONNEL

Peter Brötzmann: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Tarogato, B-flat Clarinet

TRACKLIST

dobia 1       18:21

dobia 2       17:12

dobia 3       14:48

dobia 4       12:40

dobia 5       4:23

AUDIO SAMPLE

 

REVIEWS

Mark Corroto – Allaboutjazz.com (ENGLISH)

Never at a loss for words (or, in his case, notes), saxophonist Peter Brötzmann is, nonetheless, one to speak only when necessary. Meaning, he chooses his sounds carefully.
On first blush this fire-breathing legend, who brought forth such monumental free jazz discs as Machine Gun (FMP, 1968), the 1970 session Fuck de Boere: Dedicated to Johnny Dyani (UMS/Atavistic, 2001), and his current monster electric noise band Hairybones, might appear loquacious, even unreserved.
But get a glimpse of his solo work. Beginning with Solo (FMP, 1976), 14 Love Poems (FMP, 1984) and the more recent Solo + Trio Roma (Victo, 2011), the great man demonstrates his restrained, muted, and daresay understated approach to music making.
Same for this live recording from the 2010 Dobiartebventi Festival in Staranzano, Italy. Never mind the crowd noise (who carries on a conversation in such an intimate setting?) or the motor scooters that occasionally roar by; this was a magical night.
Brötzmann, armed with a supply of instruments, opens on tenor saxophone. After a bellowing roar he settles into the eighteen-plus minutes of “Dobia 1,” improvising off a repeated blues pattern. Is this a nod to American jazz? He sounds more like John Coltrane than John Butcher here. Switching to taragato and eventually B-flat clarinet, he works a more open- ended territory, searching for ideas without meter. These explorations, instant compositions, are sometime splattered via tenor or shifted and sorted with Brötzmann’s overblown alto. His voice, that now recognizable speech, gets better and better with age.

Bruce Lee Gallanter – Downtown Music Gallery (ENGLISH)

Featuring the legendary Peter Brotzmann on solo tenor & alto sax, tarogato and B-flat clarinet live the IX Dobiarteventi Festival on August 8 of 2010 in Staranzano, Italy. For the past couple of years, festivals (like Victo & the Vision Fest) and magazines (like the Wire) have been celebrating the long live and important music of Euro reeds giant Peter Brotzmann. A number of amazing discs have been released in the past year, like double CDs on Victo (‘Solo/Trio Roma’) and Smalltown (“Walk, Love, Sleep’), a 5 CD box-set on Trost (‘Long Short Story’) as well as a fine DVD doc called ‘Soldier of the Road’ (currently out-of-print). Although Mr. Brotzmann has been doing a number of solo sets in recent years, solo recordings are relatively rare.
This disc is one such solo effort from a festival in Italy from the summer of 2010. Right from the first note, Brotzmann’s unique tone erupts, he sounds unlike anyone else. The way he blasts forth, bending and stretching out each note in powerful, singular. There is a human-like cry in the center of his storm pleading, soaring and reaching for the depths that we can all relate to at times. There are four long pieces here and one short one. On each long piece, he plays a different reed, taking his time to explore a wide range of sounds and emotions, digging deep inside and tapping into his long fifty-plus year musical career/journey. Parts of this have some more laid-back, poignant and even tender moments so we know that this is not just some over-the-top bluster. This is an incredible solo offering from this longtime ‘Soldier of the Road’ who has continued to tour and play many magical sets around the world way past his retirement age. This week’s cosmic/magic music starts here!

Piercarlo Poggio – Blow-up (ITALIAN)

La carica agonistica di Peter Brotzmann non è di sicuro diminuita con il passare delle stagioni. Ne troverete una conferma nel presente live, datato 2010 e catturato a Staranzano, in provincia di Gorizia. Se vi piacciono le registrazioni basiche e odiate i suoni hi-fi siete a posto. Qui troverete ogni genere di rumore molesto esterno. Il che non fa altro che ratificare a maggior ragione l’attitudine di Brotzmann all’improvvisazione istantanea creativa, anche quando c’è da battere la concorrenza ambientale avversa. Alto, tenore, tarogato, clarinetto: il risultato non cambia se a maneggiare tali strumenti c’è un peso massimo. Un flusso pressochè ininterrotto di grande musica, con i pochi non distratti che applaudono e gridano convinti la loro approvazione.