BRÖ presents Mollie's in the Mood by Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz, the label's third LP since its revival in 2003 and the sequel to the Brötzmann/Adasiewicz 2012 tour-only CD. Recorded in "you-are-there" fidelity, the LP captures a performance at Chicago's Hideout on the duo's 2012 U.S.A. tour. Brötzmann played alto and tenor saxophones, b-flat clarinet, and tárogató; Adasiewicz played vibraphone. This is what happens when the most original vibraphonist of his generation slams into a force of nature. Vinyl cut at Sterling Sound by Steve Fallone and manufactured by Record Technology, Inc. Hand-pulled screen-printed covers on heavyweight Stoughton "laser disc" sleeves by Alan Sherry (Siwa). One-time pressing in an edition of 600, vinyl only.
Stunningly produced limited edition vinyl in a one-time only run of 600 copies with hand pulled screen printed covers on heavyweight Stoughton laser disc sleeves by Alan Sherry of SIWA: only the third LP on Brö since the label’s revival, Mollie’s In The Mood is the follow-up to the duo’s tour-only CD, Going All Fancy and it is a monster. Adasiewicz is the most original voice on the vibraphone this side of the MJQ and his playing with Brötzmann has been a revelation for both of them. Recorded live at the Hideout in Chicago in September of 2012 and engineered by Michael Ehlers, this staggering set presents three tracks, with Brötz flitting between alto and tenor sax, b-flat clarinet and tarogato. Brötz’s tone is wounded, reminiscent of the amazing Never Too Late-era, with Adasiewicz flitting between fuzzy single note batteries and clattering percussive clusters. Rather than leaning back, Brötz pushes deep into the overtones of the vibes, playing rough and pleading and testifying with all the gospel force of a Frank Wright. The sidelong “Mollie’s In The Mood” may be the most ‘romantic’ Brötz performance of recent years, 19 minutes of pure lover man sex and outrageously beautiful black blues that are so lewdly suggestive and body centred that it makes you forget that anyone ever invented the term ‘improv’. A monster set, beautifully assembled, two musicians at the peak of their powers, very highly recommended!
-- David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue