KONSTRUKT & PETER BRÖTZMANN – Dolunay
Format: 2x 180gr LP / download
Release date: august 26th 2022
The ongoing series / tradition of a KONSTRUKT release in august this time returns to the early beginning: the overdue double vinyl reissue of the Turkish free-formers’ studio meeting with the German Free Jazz titan PETER BRÖTZMANN from 2008. Remastered for vinyl by KASSIAN TROYER at D&M, Berlin.
As written in several info sheets before, the Istanbul-based collective led by multi-instrumentalist UMUT ÇAĞLAR (also member of KARKHANA) and reeds player KORHAN FUTACI has since its formation in 2008 created an impressive catalogue including collaborations / performances with significant musicians like KEIJI HAINO, JOE MCPHEE, WILLIAM PARKER, AKIRA SAKATA, MARSHALL ALLEN, EVAN PARKER, THURSTON MOORE, MICHAEL ZERANG, ALFRED HARTH or ALEXANDER HAWKINS – and PETER BRÖTZMANN. The German Free Jazz titan was invited to the Deneyevi Studio in the Turkish capital in november 2008 where they recorded „Dolunay“, an album that was released three years later on a small label in Turkey only. Back then a quartet with drums AND percussion, guitar, reeds but NO bass player, KONSTRUKT and their iconic guest took off on a session full of fire and fury: shrieking reeds, thundering drums andandand … Free Jazz of the wildest, most energetic and kathartic (afterwards) kind! Just as they did a few months before (may 2011) in a former church as documented on „Eklisia Sunday“ and then once more in february 2014.
Remastered for vinyl, „Dolunay“ is now finally available as double LP and also via regular distribution – and shouldn’t be missing in any proper jazz collection!
A. Dolunay 10:26
B. Kurtlar 10:16
C. Makinalı 13:18
D. Tepe 3:27
Korhan Argüden drums
Özün Usta percussion
Umut Çağlar guitar
Korhan Futacı tenor & baritone saxophone
Peter Brötzmann alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet
all music by Konstrukt & Peter Brötzmann
recorded by Ergin Özler & Taylan Özdemir at Deneyevi Studio, Istanbul on 13.11.2008
mixed by Tansu Kaner & Özün Usta
remastered & lacquer cut by Kassian Troyer at D&M, Berlin
woodcut by Peter Brötzmann
layout & design by kaidoh