Via the RFT's Annie Zaleski and her blog "A to Z," news comes that German free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Peter Brötzmann (pictured) will make his long overdue St. Louis debut as the first half of a double-header of shows next Friday, June 12 at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. Brötzmann and his Full Blast Trio will perform at 7:00 p.m., followed at 9:00 p.m. by a separate concert featuring St. Louis-based Yowie along with touring acts Aleuchatistas and Upsilon Acrux.
Originally trained as a painter and conceptual artist, the 68-year-old Brötzmann got involved with music in the late 1960s, absorbing influences ranging from Sidney Bechet to Albert Ayler, and has gone on to become one of the most important avant-garde jazz musicians in Europe. Over the years, his collaborators have included notables such as Han Bennink, Peter Kowald, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell, Cecil Taylor, Ken Vandermark, WIlliam Parker, Hamid Drake.and many others.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door for Brötzmann; $6 in advance, $8 at the door for the Yowie/Aleuchitistas/Upsilon Acrux show; or $12 in advance for both.
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