PETER BRÖTZMANN & BILL LASWELL - Low Life, Last Exit - CD - JW012
Autores: Peter Brötzmann, Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock, Shannon Jackson
Editor: Jazzwerkstatt (2007)
Lançamento: 1986, 1987
Géneros: Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Free Jazz, Heavy Metal, Free Improvisation, Electroacoustic Improvisation, Industrial, Experimental Rock, European Free Jazz
Low Life is a 1987 recording by half of the legendary quartet Last Exit, which was still a fairly new band at the time. For the album, Peter Brötzmann sticks entirely to his bass saxophone while Bill Laswell plays a variety of electric basses and tosses in the odd loop or sound effect. The result, given the choice of instrumentation, is not surprisingly dark and brooding but nonetheless powerful and often riveting. As in Last Exit, Laswell's thick sound and funk-based sensibility (even when the latter is not explicitly stated) provide a solid ground for Brötzmann's ruminations, whether dour or incendiary.
Low Life offers a clear example of the perhaps surprising likemindedness and affinity of these two strong-headed individuals, and is a valuable document of the Last Exit period.