Peter Brötzmann / Marilyn Crispell / Hamid Drake


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This set of three trio improvisations by pianist Marilyn Crispell, multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann, and drummer Hamid Drake is on the surface a little reminiscent of the Cecil Taylor-Archie Shepp recordings of the early '60s, although it eventually gets even more advanced, dissonant, and passionate. The music often proceeds at a deliberate pace and sometimes utilizes a dramatic use of space, but the playing is consistently intense (particularly Brötzmann's screaming horns) before ending rather inconclusively. The results are stimulating if not essential.

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