All About Jazz review by Mark Corroto

Hairybones: Peter Brotzmann/ Toshinori Kondo/ Massimo Pupillo/ Paal Nilssen-Love Snakelust (CF 252)
Any attempt to stop the fire breathing saxophonist Peter Brotzmann is certainly futile. We humans can only help to contain him.

Apparently one of the few ways to match the energy produced by the great man is to plug-in. With the band Hairybones, this is accomplished by trumpeter Toshinori Kondo utilizing electronic processing, bassist Massimo Pupillo wielding an electric bass and the Brotzmann’s batterie of choice these days, Paal Nilssen-Love muscling up on his kit. Recorded live at Jazz em Agosto in Lisbon 2011 this marks the third release for the Hairybones outfit following their self-titled 2009 Okka Records debut and the limited release Hairy Bones At Fresnes (Bro Records, 2009).

Brotzmann and Kondo collaborated in his Die Like A Dog quartet (with William Parker and Hamid Drake) and Pupillo, of the Italian avant jazz/rock trio Zu, is also a frequent collaborator. Here the energy rarely lags, and when it does you might hear Brotzmann wrestling his Bb clarinet or tarogato. Nilssen-Love at the ready with brushes, anticipating the (wait for it) rush of sound. An exhausting 53-minutes.


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