Brotzmann, Peter Group / Alarm
Album:Alarm Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brotzmann, Peter Group Added:Sep 2006
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-09-17 Pull Date:2006-11-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 19Nov 12Oct 22Oct 1

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2006:Memory Select
Alarm, Part 1
4.Oct 19, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Jerry Sacem
2.Nov 08, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Alarm, Part 1
5.Oct 18, 2006:Baptism of Solitude
Alarm, Part 1
3.Oct 20, 2006:Memory Select
Alarm, Part 2 [excerpt]
6.Sep 29, 2006:Memory Select
Alarm, Part 1 [excerpt]

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-12 
Peter Brötzmann Group - Alarm

Large group put together by Brotzmann with an impressive cast of European improvisers. Tracks 1 & 2 are parts of one long free improv piece, an interpretation of the reaction to a nulcear attack (ironically, the concert had to be stopped midway through due to a bomb scare). This isn't a solid wall of sound as some of Brotzmann's later 80s stuff, there's a nice variety of dynamic range. Excellent stuff.

**1. Big group fanfare, alternating free jumble and unison air-raid siren sounds.
*2. Starts quiet but builds quickly to a wild and free group improv. Quiets down in the middle, then at about -5:00 it changes to a cool sax chorale
**3. Bluesy unexpectedly straight Mingusian swing, fades out (sadly)

Track Listing
1.Alarm, Part 1 2.Alarm, Part 2
 3.Jerry Sacem