"Bottrop-Boy is proud to announce the release of a new album by Chicago quartet Pillow, their first in four years time. This recording is Pillow's version of a composition by free-jazz musician Peter Brötzmann. Saxophone and clarinet player Peter Brötzmann has been a luminary of the free-jazz world for nearly four decades. He has recorded and performed with many musicians, including Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Bill Laswell and William Parker. Cellist and composer Fred Lonberg-Holm, who is one of the main members of Pillow, also features in the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet. In 2004 this group released the piece 'Images' on Okkadisk. 'Images' is also the piece that Pillow recorded for this album. Needless to say, the result doesn't sound like Brötzmann at all. Pillow are Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Michael Colligan on tubes and dry ice, and two members of Town & Country: Liz Payne (bass, viola, percussion) and Ben Vida (electric guitar, trumpet). Since their debut in 1998, Pillow have excelled in improvised collective jams that hark back to the most abstract moments of AMM and free-jazz. 'Images' has been recorded with the intense focus characteristic of Pillow: minimal and raw improvised landscapes with great attention to detail. 'Pillow Plays Brötzmann' is the first CD release ever designed by acclaimed Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2005| BOTTROP-BOY | 14.52

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