Brötzmann / Leigh


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Heather Leigh: pedal steel guitar
Peter Brötzmann: tenor saxophone, bass and b-flat-clarinet, tarogato

Multireedist Peter Brötzmann and pedal steel player Heather Leigh explore free jazz and improvisation in the most engaging of ways. Over the span of two albums, the dynamic of the two has become truly transcending: a continually evolving high-energy exchange with both players pushing the potential of their instruments all the way into-the-red. After three live albums and extensive tours worldwide, they finally release the first studio album as a duo in 2018.

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The duo has been causing something of a stir since their first meeting at Glasgows Tectonics Festival 2015. Since that time, they’ve furthered their collaboration into a dialogue that, in the words of The Wire’s Richard Thomas - spews a raucous, unrelenting, spiteful, acid-drenched, caterwauling hate-bomb; a maelstrom; a toxic dreamscape; a grotesque collision of desperate lungs and screaming metal; a romantic taser blast to the heart.

Leigh's woozily psychedelic guitar brings out Brötzmann's lyrical loverman side, but the album is still an intense listen, with the duo forging an intoxicatingly weird take on the blues. Their live shows have been great too – not to be missed. The Quietus on "Ears Are Filled with Wonder" - Best Jazz Of 2016 with Stewart Smith

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http://peterbroetzmann.com

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