Thursday, September 27, 2007

Brotzmannia '07 Continues...

The October issue of Exclaim! is out, and my main contributions this month should be familiar to regular readers of this blog.

The first piece is an interview/review on the new album by Extra Golden, utilizing quotes from the Alex Minoff interview of a few weeks ago.

Even more exciting for me is a "Front Five" blurb on Peter Brotzmann's Machine Gun, accompanied by the complete transcript of an interview done with Herr Brotzmann himself. He was charming and affable over the phone, in contrast to his usually fiery persona on record. But his fire does not lurk far below the surface, as the interview demonstrates in a few key spots. All improvisers can learn a great deal from this record, and from Brotzmann's life experiences.

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