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The Peter Brötzmann Octet - Machine Gun album

The Peter Brötzmann Octet - Machine Gun album
  • Performer The Peter Brötzmann Octet
  • Title Machine Gun
  • Date of release 1990
  • Country Germany
  • Style Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
  • Other formats AU WAV MP1 AHX AA RA AIFF
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1259 mb
  • Size FLAC 1402 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Machine Gun is the second album by jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, released on the Bro label in 1968, later reissued on the FMP label in 1971. In 1990 FMP issued the album on CD, adding two previously unreleased alternate takes.

Recorded in May 1968, Machine Gun captures some top European improvisers at the beginning of their influential careers, and is regarded by some as the first European - not just German or British - jazz recording. Originally self-released by Peter Brötzmann, the album eventually came out on the FMP label, and set a new high-water mark for free jazz and "energy music" that few have approached since. Brötzmann is joined on sax by British stalwart Evan Parker and Dutch reedsman Willem Breuker (before Breuker moved away from free music, his lungs were as powerful as Brötzmann's).

Peter Brötzmann, 2011. He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions  . The album Nipples was recorded in 1969 with many of the Machine Gun musicians, including drummer Han Bennink, pianist Fred Van Hove, and tenor saxophonist Evan Parker, plus British guitarist Derek Bailey. The second set of takes from these sessions, called More Nipples, is more raucous. This was released as the album Alarm. In the 1980s, Brötzmann flirted with heavy metal and noise rock, recording with Last Exit and the band's bass guitarist and producer Bill Laswell. Brötzmann has released over fifty albums as a bandleader and has appeared on dozens more.

Just 300 copies of the album were originally pressed for Brötzmann's own BRO label, before the FMP company (one of several European indies documenting new music in this period, of which ECM became the most famous) and later Atavistic took over distribution and eventually brought together live and studio versions. At the time, many thought this it was simply a wall of noise.

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Recorded in May 1968, Machine Gun captures some top European improvisers at the beginning of their influential careers.

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Peter Brötzmann on tenor saxophone, Minnesota Sur Seine, 2006. Peter Brötzmann at "Sonore" concert, Lviv, 14 Dec 2008. The album Nipples was recorded in 1969 with many of the Machine Gun musicians including drummer Han Bennink, pianist Fred Van Hove and tenor saxophonist Evan Parker, plus British free-improv guitarist Derek Bailey. The second set of takes from these sessions, appropriately called More Nipples, is more raucous.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Machine Gun (Second Take)
Composed By – Brötzmann*
14:57
2 Machine Gun (Third Take)
Composed By – Brötzmann*
17:13
3 Responsible (For Jan Van De Ven / First Take)
Composed By – Van Hove*
10:00
4 Responsible (For Jan Van De Ven / Second Take)
Composed By – Van Hove*
8:12
5 Music For Han Bennink 1 (First Take)
Composed By – Breuker*
11:22

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Free Music Production
  • Copyright (c) – Free Music Production
  • Recorded At – Lila Eule

Credits

  • Design [Booklet] – Brötzm.*
  • Double Bass – Buschi Niebergall, Peter Kowald
  • Drums – Han Bennink, Sven-Ake Johansson*
  • Liner Notes – Miles , Steve Lake
  • Photography By – Dagmar Gebers, Helmut Röder, Krista*, Paul-Gerhard Deker*, Brötzm*
  • Piano – Fred Van Hove
  • Producer [Compact Disc] – Jost Gebers, Peter Brötzmann
  • Recorded By – Günther Zipelius
  • Tenor Saxophone – Evan Parker
  • Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Peter Brötzmann
  • Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Willem Breuker

Notes

Recorded 28 May 1968 at the "Lila Eule" in Bremen

Ⓟ+Ⓒ 1990 by FMP / Free Music Production
Made in W.-Germany (disc)
Printed and manufactured in Germany (rear cover)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4014704000248
  • Matrix / Runout: Germany FMP CD 24
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5231
  • Label Code: LC 4557
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BRÖ 2 Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun ‎(LP, Album) BRÖ BRÖ 2 Germany 1968
CF020 The Peter Brötzmann Octet* Machine Gun ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) CIEN FUEGOS CF020 Austria 2018
BRÖ 2 Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun ‎(LP, Album, Whi) BRÖ BRÖ 2 Germany 1968
FMP 0090 Peter Brötzmann Octet Machine Gun ‎(LP, Album, RE) FMP FMP 0090 Germany 1972
FMP 0090 The Peter Brötzmann Octet* Machine Gun ‎(LP, Album, RE) FMP FMP 0090 Germany 1989


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