(FMP CD 107)
A different sort of peak in Brötzmann's catalog, Three Points and a Mountain may be his must purely enjoyable album. It offers freewheeling dadaist humor, energetic pastiche, and joyful excursions through a variety of styles and tropes. The expert trio of Brötz, Mengelberg, and Bennink is both focused and gleeful.
Immediate download of 9-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
01 Flüchtige Bären (06:01)
02 The Bar Seems to Vanish in the Distance (19:35)
03 Milan-Milan! (05:00)
04 Brötzmann (03:24)
05 Gewidmet Frau Hauser( 06:39)
06 There and Zurück (bonus) (13:12)
07 Met Wel-Beleefde Groet Van De Kameel (05:21)
08 3 Points And A Mountain (bonus) (12:43)
09 Potz tausend, In's Blaue Hinein (04:55)
released 30 November 1999
"A real cause for celebration. A performance distinguished by gleeful energy and audacious dada wit. It possesses a vigor of discovery and invention that makes it sound timeless." - Cadence
"A great and enjoyable session from three of the most creative and unique musicians in European avant-garde music." - All Music Guide, 4.5 star review
"Wonderful, intoxicating stuff. Together theses three troubadours tiptoe exaggeratedly through pastiches of bop, cabaret, baroque, and lounge, and work through dozens of mood changes and instrumental battles, all of which are invested with a healthy dose of absurdist humor." - Opprobrium Magazine
Peter Brötzmann: alto & tenor saxophone, E-flat clarinet,
A clarinet, bass clarinet
Misha Mengelberg: piano, voice
Han Bennink: drums, tenor saxophone, clarinet etc.
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on February 25th and 26th, 1979, at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Peter Brötzmann and Jost Gebers
Artwork/Design/Layout: Peter Brötzmann.
Photos: Roberto Masotti
This download edition follows the CD arrangement, which was itself a compilation of FMP LP 0670 (Three Points and a Mountain), plus three additional tracks, taken from the original recording tapes.