I can say without hestitation that Peter Brotzmann is my favorite free jazz player.
This is another fabulous, brilliant album from Mr. Brotzmann. I had wanted to get this album for a while, but something funny happened. I was scheduled to go to a comedy club one evening, but the comedienne that I was going to see appeared on TV a few days before, and ranted on politics like she's prone to do. She said a lot of overly simplistic, generalised things (typical of politicos in the US, regardless of which side their on) that frankly I'm sick of hearing, and her manner was a complete turnoff. I decided to take the cash I would have paid for overpriced, watered down drinks and I bought this CD (the drinks would have been cost more, though, and would have been much less artistic). A superb choice, if I do say so myself.
The album has only 2 pieces, both side long tracks. The title track is by far the more intense, but the flip side, Tell a Green Man (great title), is really good too. It's much more impressionistic that the title track. It's reminiscent of the track "Responsible" from Brotzmann's much vaunted (and deservedly so) Maching Gun Sessions album. Both tracks are fantastic and blisteringly intense. It's just what you'd expect from Brotzmann, who is really an extraordinary musician. He's still going today, which is awesome, and seeing clips on youtube of him, he hasn't lost it. He's still wailing like hell. Brotzmann makes ears bleed, lungs pop, and amazes minds and souls. He's incredible, and this is another example of his greatness.