on saturday the second of november 1974 the trio of peter brötzmann (saxophones etc), fred van hove (piano) and han bennink (drums & devices) appeared at the total music meeting at the quartier latin in west berlin headlining together with michel waisvisz, hans reichel and the globe city orchestra. as far as i know no recordings of this event survived but a cd-r credited to "the peter brötzmann trio" from the previous day is circulating amidst heartcore collectors: and though it is not ultimately proven the trio you are about to hear playing live in east berlin on the first of november 1974 most likely was the eponymous trio of brötzmann / van hove / bennink and not "the peter brötzmann trio". and by the way: at the same time brötzmann /van hove / bennink played in east berlin on the first of november 1974 derek bailey, paul rutherford and the globe city orchestra appeared at the total music meeting in west berlin. what a night!
unfortunately the copy of the cd-r i got hold of did not include a cover, a tracklist or any additional information and some tracks / cuts / indices are weird. but the music is wonderful: just eight nameless improvisations most likely executed by brötzmann / van hove / bennink.
(mp3 / 256 kbps / 130 mb)