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Tongue in a Bell - excerpt

Peter Brötzmann, Paul G. Smyth

Tongue in a Bell (LP)

Label: Weekertoft

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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€19.90
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Peter Brötzmann has made no secret of the fact he doesn’t especially dig playing with pianists, citing a few notable exceptions including Fred Van Hove, Pat Thomas and Masahiko Satoh. Recorded in Dublin in 2015, this adventurous set extends the honour to Irish pianist Paul G Smyth. As Brötzmann locks into a characteristically savage mutter, Smyth responds with hyperkinetic leaps up the keyboard but, when the tenor briefly drops out, he’s able to employ a more deft touch, generating intricate dreamy ripples. Throughout the ebb and flow, reed and keys come together in spontaneous sympathy – with the highest altissimo squeal signalling deep oceanic chords of peak intensity, or Brötzmann subsiding into smoky noir backed by a chiming funereal dirge.” — Daniel Spicer, The Wire

"This album has both intensity and shimmering beauty on its side" — Philip Freeman, Burning Ambulance

"a moving meditation, a deeply emotional pairing ... Occasionally, albums get referred to as slabs, thick and heavy. This slab, however, remains a bright and energizing object." — Lee Rice Epstein, The Free Jazz Collective

 

Details
Cat. number: WEEKERTOFT 12
Year: 2020

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