Portrait of Peter Brotzmann

Peter Brotzmann

Peter Brötzmann has exemplified European improvised music for over 40 years and participated in countless historic collaborations with a who’s who of fellow seminal artists including Derek Bailey, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry.

Evan Parker and Han Bennink. Self-taught on clarinets and saxophones, Brötzmann began his career in visual art, eventually applying his exploratory sensibility to music. He has produced a back catalogue of remarkable releases, including the 1968 LP Machine Gun, widely recognised as one of the defining records of the free jazz idiom.