FULL BLAST [Brötzmann-Pliakas-Wertmueller]
with European jazz legend Peter Brötzmann
"Fire music of the highest quality (wordsandmusic)"
"... and the audience go nuts" (the wire)
"Herr Brö himself refers to FULL BLAST as 'THE TRIO'" (Atavistic)
With all the projects Peter Brötzmann is currently working on, FULL BLAST - with the precise and dynamic swiss rhythm-section Pliakas/Wertmüller - is the most consistent, the longest running. Their 5th album finds the band in a studio again, in their label Trost Records hometown Vienna, with time and the desire to try something new. Seven compositions in the disctinctive strong FULL BLAST nature get an exciting electronic treatment by Michael Wertmüller (sounds/electronics by Gerd Rische) during and after the recording. For mixing the band decided to work with Gareth Jones (well-known for his work with Einstürzende Neubauten and Depeche Mode), whom they have used with Pliakas‘ Band Steamboat Switzerland before. FULL BLAST created an album that in his nonconformism and richness in variety stands on his own in contemporary jazz.
FULL BLAST are:
Peter Brötzmann (GER), Reeds
Marino Pliakas (CH), E-Bass
Michael Wertmüller (CH), Drums
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