16 febbraio 2013

Dalla splendida edizione 2011 di Music Unlimited a Wels (Austria), curata dalla direzione artistica del festival assieme a Peter Brötzmann e a lui interamente dedicata nell'anno del suo settantesimo compleanno, è tratto il box Long Story Short, 5 cd audio e libretto accuratamente illustrato, ottimo seppur parziale resoconto di quelle intense giornate pubblicato or ora dall'etichetta Trost: http://www.trost.at

Peter Brötzmann curated three days of great music by wonderful musicians from all over the world! Not a retrospective but a representation of the contemporary musical spheres that Brötzmann and his comrades are investigating today. This box documents in 18 performances Brötzmann's close ties to the Chicago scene, his inclination to work with Japanese artists, his cultivation of old and new friendships from New York, his faible for African musicians and collaborations with his European friends. The extensive compilation emphasizes the vitality and variety of Brötzmann's current work and documents a historical moment of the Unlimited Festival.