By Martin Schray
Cien Fuegos label. Brötzmann told me that he has never worked with such a reliable label since Jost Gebers has given up FMP. Cienfuegos has released legendary and long out-of-print Brötzmann albums like “Balls”, “Tschüss” and the 7-inch “Einheitsfrontlied” (all of them with Van Howe/Bennink), “Schwarzwaldfahrt” and “Ein halber Hund kann nicht pinkeln” (with Bennink) and “The Nearer the Bone, the Sweeter the Meat” (with Harry Miller and Louis Moholo). Some might say that it is a pity that they are only released as limited vinyl versions but Brötzmann himself is very pleased with it and he has promised that there are more to come.
At the age of 71 Peter Brötzmann, who is a reserved, reflective and friendly man, usually releases more than ten albums every year. Except the reviewed albums there is another project soon to be released, a duo album with Jason Adasiewicz (vib) on Eremite and there is a five-CD-box in preparation about the 2011 Wels festival he curated. Recently he told me that he is doing fine and that he was touring South America with Steve Noble and John Edwards, where lots of people came to his shows obviously having a lot of catching up to do. Give the people what they need, Mr Brötzmann!