Peter Brötzmann / William Parker / Hamid Drake | AFA Vision 19 (2 of 3)

Peter Brötzmann – tenor sax, William Parker –bass , Hamid Drake – drums After a twelve-year hiatus, the elemental power of German free jazz icon and saxophonist / clarinetist Peter Brötzmann, New York’s legendary double-bassist William Parker and Chicago’s percussionist…

Peter Brötzmann / William Parker / Hamid Drake | AFA Vision 19 (2 of 3)

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Peter Brötzmann – tenor sax, William Parker –bass , Hamid Drake – drums
After a twelve-year hiatus, the elemental power of German free jazz icon and saxophonist / clarinetist Peter Brötzmann, New York’s legendary double-bassist William Parker and Chicago’s percussionist extraordinaire, Hamid Drake reunited for Vision 19 in 2014.
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Peter Brötzmann is a German free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. While studying painting, Brötzmann experienced American Jazz at a Sidney Bechet concert after which he taught himself clarinet and saxophone, and eventually the tárogató. Since, he’s performed and recorded extensively, notedly in early partnerships with double bassist Peter Kowald. Having not abandoned his art training. Brötzmann has designed most of his own album covers. http://www.peterbroetzmann.com/

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.”  In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists. http://www.williamparker.net/

Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers. He studied drums extensively, including eastern and Caribbean styles. He frequently plays without sticks, using his hands to develop subtle commanding undertones. His tabla playing is notable for his subtlety and flair. Drake’s questing nature and his interest in Caribbean percussion led to a deep involvement with reggae. https://bandcamp.com/tag/hamid-drake

Filmed & recorded at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY at Vision 19, June 12, 2014
Audio by Stephen Schmidt. Film production by Moonlasso: http://moonlasso.com/

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