Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Peter Brotzmann|No Material

No Material

Nicky Skopelitis, Sonny Sharrock, Peter Brötzmann, Ginger Baker

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Issued under Ginger Baker's name, the working title for this band was No Material, appropriate given the thrown-together nature of the group and the fact that their performances, all three of them, were totally improvised. They lasted less than a week, so this album is likely all that will ever be heard from this particular combination of players, but listeners can be glad to have it. Guitarist Nicky Skopelitis was the creative force and musical center of the band, forming the hub between the essentially rock-oriented leanings of Baker and bassist Jan Kazda and the explosively free tendencies of the Last Exit front line of Brotzmann and Sharrock. The rhythm team keeps the four lengthy pieces in a grooving zone, not dissimilar to Baker's own '80s recordings like Horses and Trees, albeit with high-energy soloing. The Skopelitis/Sharrock pairing is especially juicy, the former's melodicism contrasting wonderfully with the latter's "shards of glass" approach. Baker's heavy drum sound, largely unchanged since his days with Cream, fits in very well here; whereas it could occasionally seem plodding in a rock context, it serves as a deeply pitched anchor in a mostly free improv one. Compositional credit is given for each piece, though it appears that no more than a brief introductory line was sketched out; then the band was on there own. All of the pieces have a kind of bluesy jam feeling, with Skopelitis' "Oil of Tongue" coming closest to a rock sound and, not surprisingly, Brotzmann's closing number pushing the boundaries the furthest. The saxophone colossus from Wuppertal, Germany, is in stellar form throughout, negotiating the unusually (for him) rock-ish territory with aplomb and ferocity, with respect but absolutely no compromise; his fans would expect no less. A perfect album for listeners a bit overwhelmed by Last Exit, as well as those who found Baker's or Skopelitis' records well intentioned but a little on the timid side. Recommended.
© Brian Olewnick /TiVo

More info

No Material

Peter Brotzmann

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From €12,50/month

1
Dishy Billy
Peter Brotzmann
00:11:37

Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Ginger Baker, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

2
Skin the Pizzle
Peter Brotzmann
00:15:32

Ginger Baker, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

3
Oil of Tongue
Peter Brotzmann
00:10:29

Jan Kazda, Performer - Ginger Baker, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

4
One In the Bush Is Worth Two In the Hand
Peter Brotzmann
00:16:39

Ginger Baker, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

DISC 2

1
Piece 1
Peter Brotzmann
00:15:08

Ginger Baker, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

2
Interview with Sonny Sharrock
Sonny Sharrock
00:00:30

Sonny Sharrock, Performer - na Not Applicable, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

3
Piece 2
Peter Brotzmann
00:10:04

Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Ginger Baker, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

4
Interview - Nicky Skopelitis
Nicky Skopelitis
00:00:41

Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - na Not Applicable, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

5
Piece 3
Peter Brotzmann
00:12:51

Jan Kazda, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Ginger Baker, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

6
Piece 4
Peter Brotzmann
00:15:17

Jan Kazda, Performer - Ginger Baker, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

7
Piece 5
Peter Brotzmann
00:01:51

Ginger Baker, Performer - Peter Brotzmann, Performer - Sonny Sharrock, Performer - Jan Kazda, Performer - Nicky Skopelitis, Performer - Ginger Baker, Composer

(C) 2013 ITM (P) 2013 ITM

Album Description

Issued under Ginger Baker's name, the working title for this band was No Material, appropriate given the thrown-together nature of the group and the fact that their performances, all three of them, were totally improvised. They lasted less than a week, so this album is likely all that will ever be heard from this particular combination of players, but listeners can be glad to have it. Guitarist Nicky Skopelitis was the creative force and musical center of the band, forming the hub between the essentially rock-oriented leanings of Baker and bassist Jan Kazda and the explosively free tendencies of the Last Exit front line of Brotzmann and Sharrock. The rhythm team keeps the four lengthy pieces in a grooving zone, not dissimilar to Baker's own '80s recordings like Horses and Trees, albeit with high-energy soloing. The Skopelitis/Sharrock pairing is especially juicy, the former's melodicism contrasting wonderfully with the latter's "shards of glass" approach. Baker's heavy drum sound, largely unchanged since his days with Cream, fits in very well here; whereas it could occasionally seem plodding in a rock context, it serves as a deeply pitched anchor in a mostly free improv one. Compositional credit is given for each piece, though it appears that no more than a brief introductory line was sketched out; then the band was on there own. All of the pieces have a kind of bluesy jam feeling, with Skopelitis' "Oil of Tongue" coming closest to a rock sound and, not surprisingly, Brotzmann's closing number pushing the boundaries the furthest. The saxophone colossus from Wuppertal, Germany, is in stellar form throughout, negotiating the unusually (for him) rock-ish territory with aplomb and ferocity, with respect but absolutely no compromise; his fans would expect no less. A perfect album for listeners a bit overwhelmed by Last Exit, as well as those who found Baker's or Skopelitis' records well intentioned but a little on the timid side. Recommended.
© Brian Olewnick /TiVo

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

More on Qobuz
By Peter Brotzmann

Jazz in der Kammer NR. 71 (Live)

Peter Brotzmann

The Damage Is Done

Peter Brotzmann

The Damage Is Done Peter Brotzmann

Historic Music Past Tense Future

Peter Brotzmann

I Surrender Dear

Peter Brotzmann

I Surrender Dear Peter Brotzmann

Live in Copenhagen

Peter Brotzmann

Live in Copenhagen Peter Brotzmann

Playlists

You may also like...

View With A Room

Julian Lage

View With A Room Julian Lage

Entre eux deux

Melody Gardot

Entre eux deux Melody Gardot

Black Acid Soul

Lady Blackbird

Black Acid Soul Lady Blackbird

Still Rising - The Collection

Gregory Porter

Welcome to the Black Forest (The Sounds of MPS)

Various Interprets

In your panoramas...
Lee Morgan, Breathless

Lee Morgan’s story is full of highs (in his records) and lows (in his personal life). Born in 1938, he was one of the greatest trumpeters on the Blue Note label. He enjoyed a dazzling career where he walked amongst the giants of jazz, although it was tragically cut short in 1972 by his ex-wife’s gun…

Bill Evans in 10 Albums

Without him, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and a few thousand other jazz pianists would play differently. More than forty years after his death, the legacy of Bill Evans hasn’t lost any of its influence. On the contrary, it is difficult to sort through his bottomless discography without finding even an incidental recording that doesn’t tower above 90% of the competition. Here are 10 of his albums, subjectively selected…

The Struggles of Nina Simone

Although today she is seen as one of the most original voices in jazz and soul, Nina Simone's life was anything but a smooth and gentle climb to the top. The woman who dreamed of being the first black American classical pianist had to struggle against others, against her own family, and even against herself.

In the news...