Friday, July 5, 2019

PETER BRÖTZMANN / HAN BENNINK – Atsugi Concert (Gua Bungue / LP-1980)




Label: Gua Bungue ‎– GBLP-3388.01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Stereo / Country: Japan / Released: 1980
Style: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded Live At Rodo Center, April 8th 1980 in Atsugi, Japan.
Graphics – Shin-Ichi Okumura, Susumu Ogawa
Photography By [Photographs] – Kazuhiro Nagase
Engineer – Fumiko Fujii, George
Producer – Peter Brötzmann, Shin-Ichi Okumura
Composed By – Bennink, Brötzmann
Many Thanks To: Toshinori, Kondo, Morgue, A.J.C, Far-Out, M.Yamazaki, Y. Osanai, Y. Nakamura
Limited Edition of 300 copies. Silver gatefold cover. Comes with accompanying booklet.
Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): S1–GBLP-3388.01 / A
Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): S2–GBLP-3388.01 / B

side 1:
A1 - No. 1 ............................................................................................................... 10:21
A2 - No. 2 ................................................................................................................. 6:46
A3 - No. 3 ................................................................................................................ 5:28

side2:
B1 - No. 4 ............................................................................................................... 14:20
B2 - No. 5 ................................................................................................................. 5:21

Personnel:
Peter Brötzmann – tenor / baritone saxophone, Eb clarinet [E-flat], piano
Han Bennink – drums, C-melody saxophone, C-clarinet, trombone, piano,
                         bamboo xylophone, schwirrholz, shell, stones, alt-violin



One of the holy grails in the Peter Brötzmann/Han Bennink discography ... this is "Atsugi Concert", released only in Japan in a limited edition of only 300 copies.




Stunning copy of this major Brotzmann rarity, released only as a limited edition LP in Japan in 1980. Documenting a stunning duo set from Brötz and Bennink, Bennink spends as much time playing reeds and small instruments as he does behind the kit, making for a particularly raucous recording. Packaged in stunning style with a fold-out industrial-silver gatefold with a pocket that holds a booklet full of great snaps from the performances.




This is such a package! One of the most beautifully designed LP´s ever in the free jazz/ improvised music-  business. Silver fold out sleeve…with a fantastic photobook attached!
And music is of course absolutely pulverizing. The vinyl came out in 1980, so Brötzmann & Bennink had already been playing together for a good 20 years +….
Bennink is all over the place with using and misusing various  windinstruments and beating the crap out of his percussive arsenal…
Brötzmann is standing on steady feets and blowing his guts out… as well as hammering the piano (!) in the greatest way…
Few records has a greater feel. And this baby never shows up these days… This record only came out in Japan back in the day and the music has never showed up anywhere else…  one of the hardest to find it in the extensive Brötzmann discography!

Atsugi concert is essential! A masterpiece!



If you find it, buy this album!

8 comments:

  1. PETER BRÖTZMANN / HAN BENNINK – Atsugi Concert (LP-1980)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (374.95 MB)

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  2. Thank you so much Vitko, you rock!

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  3. Obviously a very very rare release, much appreciated.

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  4. Wow! Holy Grail indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow, what a great upload!!

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