Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Pica Pica (1982)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
This is a re-issue of potent trio recordings, originally released on FMP in 1983. "Pica Pica" features Brotzmann, the late Albert Mangelsdorff, and Gunter "Baby" Sommer. Glowing press in the NY Times, The Wire, CMJ, Altern... more »
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This is a re-issue of potent trio recordings, originally released on FMP in 1983. "Pica Pica" features Brotzmann, the late Albert Mangelsdorff, and Gunter "Baby" Sommer. Glowing press in the NY Times, The Wire, CMJ, Alternative Press, Downbeat, Magnet, Jazz Weekly, Jazztimes, Jazziz, Amazon, NPR, and many, many more.
Eine kleine Nichtmusik
Giordano Bruno | Wherever I am, I am. | 06/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'd be the first to say I don't know squat about pop music. See, I did the van Winkle thing and slept through forty years of it, from the twist to hip hop, so when my Philadelphia correspondent alerted me to something called Krautrock, I thought I oughta catch up. I went straight to my local CD shop to lookfor a sample, but not wanting to offend any ethnic sensibilities, I asked the ring-nosed fellow at the counter for some "far out German s**t, dude, y'know what I mean." Pica Pica is what he sold me.
I rushed home and popped the CD into my player. [At this point it would be most appropriate to stop reading and listen to the amazon samples, unless you're already a devoted fan of Brotzmann, Mangelsdorff, and Sommer...] No sooner had I ceased writhing on the floor and stretched my hand toward the volume knob when my teenage son came storming into the room, shouting "Turn that s**t off or I'm taking away your allowance for a month!"
My father used to torment me with German polka music when I slept too late as a boy. Now I have means to pass the favor on. Rache!"
Brotzmann channels the Gods
Geoffrey R. Balme | raleigh NC | 02/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Do I need to tell folks that this is free jazz? Not Krautrock!
Or rock at all, nor does it have a melody, nor a motif, nor a hum-able tune. It's not laid out in 4/4 time, with a chorus, or a verse, or one of those things pop music folks call a Bridge.
This is FREE JAZZ. Meaning - plays as you will with all the gusto you can muster, and is more like listening to the sounds of a jungle on fire, than it is like listening to mama's lullabies.
As such the second piece on this 3 track cD is my fave with a long drumming intro leading into the horns adding patterns of their own.
Ornette Coleman, John Coletrane, and Peter Brotzmann amazing musicians all."