Okka Disk 12022 The Chicago Octet/Tentet


Peter Brötzmann Octet/Tentet

Brötzmann Chicago Octet: Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone, clarinet, tarogato; Mars Williams, tenor and alto saxophones, clarinet; Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello; Kent Kessler, bass; Michael Zerang, drums, percussion; Hamid Drake, drums, percussion.

Brötzmann Chicago Tentet: Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone, clarinet, tarogato; Mars Williams, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet; Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Mats Gustafsson, baritone saxophone, fluteophone; Joe McPhee, pocket cornet, valve trombone, soprano saxophone; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello; Kent Kessler, bass; Michael Zerang, drums, percussion; Hamid Drake, drums, percussion.

    CD 1:
    Brötzmann Chicago Octet (Live)
  1. Burning spirit (for Kazuka Shiraishi) [Peter Brötzmann] (29.42) Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (Live)
  2. Other brothers [Ken Vandermark] (24.39)
  3. Old bottles, no wine [Mats Gustafsson] (09.46)
  4. Aziz [Michael Zerang] (09.46)

    CD 2:
    Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (Live)
  1. Divide by zero [Jeb Bishop] (12.53)
  2. Foolish infinity [Peter Brötzmann] (26.45) Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (Studio)
  3. Immediate music [Fred Lonberg-Holm] (13.49)
  4. Makapoor [Michael Zerang/Hamid Drake] (12.53)

    CD 3:
    Brötzmann Chicago Tentet (Studio)
  1. Foolish infinity [Peter Brötzmann] (26.12)
  2. Old bottles, no wine [Mats Gustafsson] (09.20)
  3. Other brothers [Ken Vandermark] (24.44)
  4. Divide by zero [Jeb Bishop] (10.40)

Recorded in Chicago at Airwave Studio (16 September 1997) Tentet and The Empty Bottle on 29 January 1997, Octet and 17 September 1997 Tentet.

Cover design and art (reproduced above) by Peter Brötzmann; additional design and production by Louise Molnar.


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