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Peter Broetzmann, Marino Pliakas
and Michael Wertmueller

October 14, 2004
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM
$15 sold at the door


The Jazz House is located at 3192 Adeline Street in Berkeley, a half block southwest of the Ashby BART.  (Please note there is an incorrect Adeline Street in Oakland.)

The Jazz House is a small, non-descript warehouse located next to the police station where Martin Luther King and Adeline Street meet.  A blue light and a peculiar "Ant" sign reside above the entrance.

Peter Broetzmann(Germany, reeds) - the living legend of the European new jazz.  He has exemplified European improvised music for over 40 years and participated in countless international collaborations. 

A founder of the European Free Jazz movement, his work includes collaborations and recordings with Last Exit (with Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock and Ronald Shannon Jackson), Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, and Borah Bergman.

Recent projects include Die Like a Dog (with William Parker, Hamid Drake and Toshinori Kondo), his homage to Albert Ayler, the Chicago-based Broetzmann Tentet and many more.

His first album, Machine Gun, released in 1968 still represents the reference for the musicians and critics. Considering his 40-years-career
and more than 100 albums, but also many current projects, Broetzmann is still one of the most influential figures of new music.
For the occasion of his performance at The Jazz House, he will be joined by:  Marino Pliakas (Switzerland) on bass, and Michael Wertmueller (Switzerland/Germany) on drums.

Wertmueller and Broetzmann toured for years as a duo and in various contexts including Broetzmann's Chicago Tentett, very successful record of the two together with William Parker

Wertmueller and Pliakas worked together on various occasions, including a multitude of festivals all over Europe (SKIF-Festival St.Petersburg/Russia, Kaunas Jazzfestival/Lithuania, RingRing Festival Belgrade/Serbia, Nozart Festival Cologne/Germany, Xperipheria Budapest/Hungary) performing with Pliakas' avant trio STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND.

Both of them toured the world with their various bands (MW: William Parker Trio, Alboth!, 16-17, W2; MP: steamboat switzerland, sludge 2000 et.) 

This new trio will be premiered during this tour of the U.S. and Canada.  Don't miss this rare treat.  Join us for this extraordinary, intense, high energy, improv trio featuring the european free jazz legend, Peter Broetzmann.