Chicken Shit Bingo

By Peter Brötzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love

Album: Chicken Shit Bingo


Trost Records

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Peter Brötzmann collaborated with many artists in his career, regularly adding new compatriots into the fold, and Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love became one of his staunchest allies after the percussionist joined the Chicago Tentet in 2004. They worked in various contexts, including this inexhaustible, hard-hitting duo. Most of the albums they’ve issued have captured live performances, but in 2015 they made this stunning studio recording. As Nilssen-Love says in the liner notes, “Peter had acquired a contra-alto clarinet and was very enthusiastic about the sound of this instrument. I had also bought several Korean gongs which I hadn’t used yet.” They met up for a two-day session in Antwerp that August, and from the outset it feels different from much of their work. A second volume of music from the same studio session will be released later in the year of 2024, along with a CD of live recordings.

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