Firehouse 12 • 45 Crown Street • New Haven, CT 06510 • 203.785.0468

Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink Duo
Part of the 2008 Spring Jazz Series
Friday, April 18, 2008
8:30p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
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10:00p $10 The on-line box office is closed.
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Han Bennink
Peter Brötzmann

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A powerhouse duo, Saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and drummer Han Bennink are masters of free jazz, who stand outside the parameters of "improvised music". They have a long history, first in Brötzmann's large projects, notably the 1968 “Machine Gun.” In 1976 they began work as a duo releasing a series of recordings, concluding with 1980’s “Atsugi Concert.” They weren’t heard from again on wax until Brötzmann booked a series of performances in early 2004 with the explicit intention of capturing the performances for later release. The result, “Still Popular After All Those Years” was issued on vinyl on Brötzmann's own resurrected BRO label later that same year.

"Peter Brötzmann has exemplified European improvised music for over 40 years.” - All About Jazz

“What makes Bennink special is his manifest love for the music, a love that inclines him to tear down the cardboard walls that too often separate different schools of jazz.” Drummer World

Photo credit by Dagmar Gebers

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