Last Exit – Last Exit

It was with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing of Peter Brötzmann on Thursday aged 82. An absolute titan of free jazz, both radical and revolutionary, he took the form into areas previously unthought of.

His legendary Last Exit quartet remains the only outfit that could give Borbetomagus a run for their money ... and then some!

The CD version released in Japan on Enemy Records in 1986

fare well

This recording of the band playing at Deutsches Jazzfestival in 1986 is just utterly wild and easily the best thing you will have seen for quite a while.


Anonymous,  24 June 2023 at 18:49  

RIP, Peter Brotzmann

24 June 2023 at 22:07  

With Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharock, & Ronald Shannon Jackson...the very best.
Sad news but excellent post. Thanks.

24 June 2023 at 22:09  

However, the Last Exit link just leads back here.

Anonymous,  24 June 2023 at 23:34  

Huh, he died on my birthday

badgerstump 25 June 2023 at 09:25  

forgot to add the album link ... done now

Anonymous,  26 June 2023 at 15:05  

Could not agree more with your comments. Thank you vey much for the recognition, you are speaking for many!!!!!

kingpossum,  9 July 2023 at 05:05  

RIP Mr. Brotzmann. Absolute titan indeed. More punk than any "punk" will ever live to be. Adolphe Sax could hardly imagine...thankfully for us, Peter Brotzmann did.

Gratitude, fondness and appreciation always.

kingpossum,  19 July 2023 at 22:45  

A wonderful player to these ears who seems more than a little familiar with Mr. Brotzmann is saxophonist/flautist Zoh Amba. Her latest release, The Flower School, features Mssrs. Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt, names familiar to anyone who frequents this marvelous blog.

Anonymous,  17 September 2023 at 10:46  

RIP Brötzmann. Thank you BB for the upload