Oxbow & Peter Brötzmann

© Rainer Holz

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© Rainer Holz

Oxbow, formed in 1988 in San Francisco, are the kings of bluesy intimate noise. they play a blend of noise rock, avant-garde jazz, musique concrète and blues, creating soundscapes caustic, with overtones of paranoia, revulsion and exaltation. The first album in 1989, Fuckfest, met with international success and created a small but loyal following that has grown ever since.

Peter Brötzmann is one of the most important and uncompromising saxophonist and clarinetist in jazz and has been at the forefront of developing a unique take on free improvisation since the 1960s. He released a number of groundbreaking music, including the epochal "Machine Gun" session of 1968 - originally released on his own Brö private press and later recordings for FMP (Free Music Production), the label he started with Jost Gebers. He has performed with almost all of the major players of free music. From early associations with Don Cherry and Steve Lacy to regular groupings with Peter Kowald, Alex Von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink and Fred Van Hove, the Chicago Tentet (Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark and more) and with many others including Keiji Haino, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton and Rashied Ali.








Conversation w/Brötzmann & Oxbow at Moers Festival 2018