born March 6, 1941, Remscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia
Peter Brötzmann is a German artist and free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. Brötzmann is among the most important European free jazz musicians. His rough timbre is easily recognized on his many recordings.
Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet Europa Jazz du Mans 2004
He studied painting in Wuppertal and was involved with the Fluxus movement, but grew dissatisfied with art galleries and exhibitions. He experienced his first real jazz concert when he saw American jazz musician Sidney Bechet while still in school at Wuppertal, and it made a lasting impression.
Peter Brotzman Trio
Brötzmann has an extensive portfolio, and has appeared on well over 100 albums.