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Peter Brötzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love Duo and 1939 Ensemble


The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Sun., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. 2013 All Ages

Secret Society

The story has been handed down to free jazz fans for years, to the point that one worries it is apocryphal. But the truth is that German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann once blew so hard at a gig that he ended up cracking a rib. That should give you some indication as to the power and fury of the 72-year-old's work over the years, which has found him extemporizing wildly alongside fellow legends like Cecil Taylor, Bill Laswell, and William Parker. On this very rare Portland appearance, Brötzmann is accompanied by percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, a player whose minimalist daring and physical oomph are more than enough to keep up with his German compatriot's muscular skronk and bleat. ROBERT HAM

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. 2013
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