Boomkat Product Review:
Recorded at Cafe OTO by Shane Browne.
"By now Peter Brötzmann needs little introduction - he is one of the most important and uncompromising figures in free jazz and has been at the forefront of developing a unique, European take on free improvisation since the 1960s. His partners on this date - drummer Steve Noble and double bassist John Edwards - are regulars at East London's Cafe OTO and this recording is of the first set performed by the trio in January 2010 during Brötzmann's first residency at the venue. This was the first time the trio had played together.
Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Mulatu Astatke and many others. Since this LP release the trio have gone on to tour Europe including appearances at major festivals."