Reissuing Peter Brotzmann's first album from 1967 on his own BRO label (subsequently reissued by FMP in 1972) in a trio with German bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Sven Ake Johansson.
Label: Cien Fuegos
Catalog ID: CF 009LP
Squidco Product Code: 18663
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Recorded June 1967 by Gunter Schutte. First edition privately released on LP by Peter Brötzmann on his BRÖ label in 1968 as BRÖ 1. Reissued in 1972 on FMP as FMP 0080.
Peter Brotzmann-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Sven Ake Johansson-drums
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1. For Adolphe Sax
2. Morning Glory
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"At last, the vinyl reissue of German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's long out-of-print first record, one of the most auspicious debuts of free music, and a trenchant tribute to the inventor of the saxophone. For Adolphe Sax is a roundhouse punch of European free jazz, delivered in 1967 by the saxophonist's first classic trio featuring drummer Sven-Ake Johansson and bassist Peter Kowald. Initially issued in a tiny private run on BrÃ¶tzmann's own BRO label -- silkscreened cover designed by BrÃ¶tzmann, with hand-stamped inner record labels -- it was later reissued on FMP as one of the earliest in the Berlin-based label's extensive, essential catalogue. The Unheard Music Series has lovingly remastered For Adolphe Sax from the original tapes, and the package includes a plump gallery of period photos from BrÃ¶tzmann's personal collection. In addition to the original music, the CD is augmented by a never-released nine-minute track, recorded in the studios of Radio Bremen, which adds Belgian pianist Fred van Hove to the trio; in a way, this group give a hint of the transition from BrÃ¶tzmann's initial threesome with Johansson and Kowald to the next working trio with Van Hove and drummer Han Bennink."-Atavistic