Peter Brötzmann, Steve Swell, Paal Nilssen-Love – “Live In Tel Aviv” (Catalytic Sound, 2017)

“Live in Tel Aviv” – it’s the newest album released by “Catalytic Sound”. The album was played by three avant – garde jazz masters – Peter Brotzmann (saxophone, clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums). These three famous avant-garde jazz experimentators have memorable, original and unique improvising style and sound. Their improvisations are full of unpredictable stylistical waves, musical expressions, sound effects and other contrastic music elements. They had played many times together in the past and had created marvelous and original sound. The music of these three jazz masters has innovative and original sound.

Album “Live In Tel Aviv” has 2 compositions. These compositions had been recorded in live concert this year. The main elements of compositions are virtuosic and memorable melodies, special, extended and innovative playing techniques, sound effects and colorful harmony and instrumentation. These elements are the main part of compositions. The musicians, as same as in other compositions, improvising free, contrastic and innovative. They try out many different playing techniques and various music styles elements. The improvisations are based on contrasts – there are fast, rigorous episodes with saxophone blow-outs, virtuosic and dynamic trombone solos and the high variety of rhytm. After these episodes there suddenly comes silent and subtle improvisations with the high variety of percussion instruments sounds and timbres. Three jazz masters are improvising original and innovative – different and contrastic music elements and melodies are masterfully combined together in one composition. This album has an original and innovative improvisations played by famous and talented avant-garde jazz masters.


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