"The two duos here with multi-percussionist Günter Sommer are powerful samples of tension and release, but the 35-minute “On Walked BeeP”, where they are joined by bassist Barre Phillips, is truly an epic performance, exploring emotional highs and lows, confronting the furthest extremes of human resolve, holding nothing in reserve." -- Art Lange, For Ear Magazine
"Not to put too fine a point upon it, this one scared the bejesus out of me." -- CODA
"...a defining moment in the career of Sommer, who has more fire in his belly here that he had exhibited in the previous ten years combined. Phillips is the reason, the water bearer who offered a safety net and a ledge to walk out on. This is what Coltrane talked about when he spoke of music that transcended music and became a cosmic language." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Peter Brötzmann: alto-, tenor- & bass saxophone, bass clarinet
Günter Sommer: drums
plus Barre Phillips: double bass
Recorded live by Eberhard Bingel & Jost Gebers during the Total Music Meeting on November 4th, 1988, at the Quartier Latin in Berlin.
Mixed by Jost Gebers.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Booklet design/layout: Peter Brötzmann.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers.