Brötzmann, Peter & Fred Lonberg-Holm / Brain Of The Dog In Section, The
Album: Brain Of The Dog In Section, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Br√∂tzmann, Peter & Fred Lonberg-Holm   Added:Dec 2008
Label: Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

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Add Date: 2009-01-11 Pull Date: 2009-03-15 Charts: Jazz
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6. Jan 24, 2009: Music Casserole
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Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2008-12-31
Improv free jazz, intense duets between Brotzmann's sax and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics. Granted, Brotzmann is usually loud, fast, and forceful, but here he sounds freshly on the attack (and this guy thinks so too: http://www.freejazz.org/?q=node/2616). Lonberg-Holm keeps up with an array of tough-handed plucking or sawing on the cello.

The ferocity here is cool to hear, but do they overdo it at the expense of real musical communication and storytelling? I enjoyed the album, but here's a dissenting opinion: http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2008/11/on-nature-of-musical-substance.html

1- (13:52) Squealing and brash opening gives way to slower big/loud lines. Goes through a choppy electronics/sax interlude before a blowout ending of intense/fast sax and hard cello bowing.

2- (19:39) Less direct, more sophisticated. Opens with careful but aggressive stepping: Brash scribbles that still leave plenty of white space. After 6 minutes, it calms into a rough rustle.

A quieter middle section lets sad cello get more of the spotlight, creating nearly a classical drone. Some solo spaces for cello/electronics and tunefully screechy, restrained sax. Then, the fierceness returns for the coda: Full blast sax and guitar-amp-distorted cello (free jazz goes rock star). Glorious, tense ending.

3- (4:22) Fast, with a slightly bitter tone that's different from the other tracks. Mood-wise, it's another hard frontal assault.

Track Listing
1. Section 1   2. Section 2
  3. Section 3