Unlawful Noise

(Atavistic) Used CD $18.00

The energy of this group — Kees Hazevoet, Peter Bennink, Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo — is truly incredible and will likely cause waves of both emotion and thought in receptive listeners. Although there are noticeable spots where individual reedists shine, many of the most exhilarating moments on this 1976 recording come when three or four of them unite in bursts of sonic joy. The fury on exhibit might not be revolutionary anymore but when Bennink breaks out the bagpipes, and it remains nearly impossible to discern who is playing what. Always a good sign. Moholo delivers blistering patterns akin to Rashied Ali or Sunny Murray but with a greater sense of rhythm if not outright swing. Hearing him beat the hell out of his cymbals at the end of the first track will do the soul some good. Traycard has a promo cut on one spine.