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The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, DREAMLAND, Louisville Experimental Festival, and The Other Side of Life are proud to present a very special performance by:

PETER BRÖTZMANN (Wuppertal, Germany)



Saturday, June 7th
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM, $25 (seated)
Advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/576941-peter-broetzmann-hamid-drake-louisville/.

UPDATE, 5/20/2014: Hey friends, as of today physical tickets are now on sale for Brotzmann/Drake/Parker at DREAMLAND on Saturday, June 7th! You can purchase them at The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Guestroom Records, Modern Cult Records, and Astro Black Records (fees may vary). And a limited number of tickets will be on sale at DREAMLAND starting with this Thursday’s screenings of “Soldier of the Road: A Portrait of Peter Brotzmann.” You can also win free tickets to the concert at those screenings!


It’s safe to say that PETER BRÖTZMANN is one of the most revered jazz musicians alive today. A saxophonist as well as clarinetist, BRÖTZMANN has released over fifty albums as a bandleader, and has appeared on over one hundred albums total. His1968 recording Machine Gun is considered one of his many classics within the realms of free jazz and European free improvisation, but he certainly didn’t stop there. BRÖTZMANN has also recorded or performed with a gigantic roster of musicians as diverse as Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Derek Bailey, Frank Wright, Cecil Taylor, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Conny Bauer, Joe McPhee, and his son, Caspar Brötzmann, a notable guitarist in his own right.

HAMID DRAKE is widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free-jazz improvisers around the world, including trumpeter Don Cherry; pianist Herbie Hancock; saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray; and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker.

A native of The Bronx, New York’s WILLIAM PARKER is certainly no slouch in the company of BRÖTZMANN and DRAKE. Indeed, the bassist began his career in the 1970s playing with Cecil Taylor, and released his first album as a leader, Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace, all the way back in 1981. He has played with David S. Ware, Jimmy Lyons, Derek Bailey, John Zorn, Charles Gayle, Wayne Horvitz, Roscoe Mitchell, Matthew Shipp, and in the group Other Dimensions in Music. The main force behind New York’s Vision Festival, PARKER is also an avid poet and author.

It is an absolute pleasure and an honor to bring musicians of this caliber to DREAMLAND!

Additionally, DREAMLAND is screening the documentary SOLDIER OF THE ROAD: A PORTRAIT OF PETER BRÖTZMANN on Thursday, May 22nd at 7 and 9 PM. Each screening is $10, and tickets are available here:

7 PM Screening — http://www.ticketfly.com/event/573901-soldier-road-portrait-louisville/;
9 PM Screening — http://www.ticketfly.com/event/573905-soldier-road-portrait-louisville/.

Attendees at each screening will be entered to win two tickets to the BRÖTZMANN/DRAKE/PARKER performance at DREAMLAND on Saturday, June 7th, a $50 value!

Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/640895592651643.

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