FMP #9: Lonely Brötzmann
To continue the Ornette vibe of this week, we are proud and delighted to bring you a phenomenal 1984 solo outing from Peter Brötzmann, one that kicks off with a loose, baritone rendition of “Lonely Woman.” What follows are 23 etudes of varying length, from mere seconds to a max of six minutes, wherein Brötzmann experiments with tone and texture on a wide range of horns. Far from an ascetic experience, the disc provides moments of sheer beauty and almost mainstream melodic forays. While not quite “Brötzmann for Lovers,” it nonetheless has us swooning. Hope you enjoy.