- Performer:Peter Brötzmann Tentet
- Title:Broken English
- Style:Avant-Garde Jazz,Experimental Big Band,Free Improvisation,Free Jazz
- Date of release:May, 2002
- Recording date:July 3, 2000 & July 4, 2000
- Recording location:Airwave Studios, Chicago, IL
- Size FLAC version1942 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1148 megabytes
- Size WMA version1756 megabytes
- Formats:AA FLAC AHX DTS AU VOX
Broken English is one of two-discs' worth of material (along with Short Visit to Nowhere) that the Brötzmann-led tentet recorded in the summer of 2000. Oddly, "Stonewater" was performed on the previous release of the same name in a somewhat shorter version (despite being the only track on that album). Here, it begins with Hamid Drake on frame drum reciting passages from the Qu'ran, soon accompanied by Brötzmann's ecstatic tarogato. Just when the listener thinks the piece will consist of unfolding layers of Middle Eastern exotica, the full band breaks in blaring shades.
Broken English is a good album, but the tentet had yet to be captured on disc in all their power. Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Plus Two - Broken English (2002). Tracklist: 01 Stonewater 02 Broken English (For Franz Klein)
Peter Brötzmann (born 6 March 1941) is a German free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions. He experienced his first jazz concert when he saw American jazz musician Sidney Bechet while still in school at Wuppertal, and it made a lasting impression.
Enter Peter Brötzmann, the venerable saxophone sodbuster who?s made a career out of tilling the tracks less traveled in improvised music. His Tentet, at times plus two, continues to soldier on into its fifth year, a veritable lifetime by the attrition-rate standards endemic to similar projects helmed by his peers. Broken English is cloven conveniently into two monolithic slabs. The first improvisatory obelisk takes shape as a run through Brötzmann's mammoth "Stonewater," a piece previously issued on an eponymous disc also issued by Okka. This more recently minted incarnation differs from its predecessor in several ways, most strikingly in the absence of Toshinori Kondo's eccentric electronics, but Lonberg-Holm's amplified cello succeeds valiantly in shoring up the vacancy with sheets of excoriating noise.
Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Recordings. list 1. Stonewater (Brötzmann/GEMA) (42:48) 2. Broken English (Vandermark/ASCAP) (20:09). Released by Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet. Recorded: at Airwave Studios, Chicago, 3rd and 4th of July 2000, by John McCortney. Personnel: Peter Brötzmann - tenor sax, tarogato, clarinet Joe McPhee - trumpet, valve trombone Jeb Bishop - trombone Ken Vandermark - tenor sax, clarinet Mats Gustafsson - tenor sax, baritone sax Mars Williams - alto sax, tenor sax Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello, violin Kent Kessler - bass Michael Zerang - drums Hamid Drake - drums, frame drum, voice plus Roy Campbell - trumpet, flugelhorn William Parker - bass, log drum.
Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Plus Two, Broken English (Okka Disk, 2002). Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Images (Okka Disk, 2004). Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Signs (Okka Disk, 2004). The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Featuring Mike Pearson, Be Music, Night (Okka Disk, 2005). Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet + 1, 3 Nights In Oslo (Smalltown Superjazzz, 2010). Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Walk, Love, Sleep (Smalltown Superjazzz, 2012). Peter Brötzmann, Long Story Short (Trost Records, 2013).
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. Fuck De Boere (Dedicated to Johnny Dyani) is a live album of free sessions from these early years, containing two long improvisations, a 1968 recording of "Machine Gun" live (earlier than the studio version) and. Broken English (2001). Short Visit to Nowhere (2001).
CreditsJeb Bishop - Trombone
Peter Brötzmann - Clarinet, Composer, Cover Art, Primary Artist, Producer, Sax (Tenor), Tarogato
Peter Brötzmann Tentet - Primary Artist
Roy Campbell, Jr. - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Hamid Drake - Drums, Frame Drum, Voices
Mats Gustafsson - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Bruno Johnson - Executive Producer
Kent Kessler - Bass
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Cello
John McCortney - Engineer, Mastering
Joe McPhee - Trombone (Valve), Trumpet
Louise Molnar - Design, Producer
William Parker - Bass, Log Drums
Ken Vandermark - Clarinet, Composer, Producer, Sax (Tenor)
Mars Williams - Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Michael Zerang - Drums
|1||Stonewater Peter Brötzmann||Peter Brötzmann Tentet feat: Peter Brötzmann||42:37|
|2||Broken English (For Franz Kline) Ken Vandermark||Peter Brötzmann Tentet||24:11|