Brotzmann, Peter - Long Story Short: Live 11/2011, Wels, Austria 5 x CD box set
"Long Story Short, the festival organized as the 25th edition of the Unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria (November 2011) designed a festival around Peter Brötzmann's musical practice -- not a retrospective, but a representation of the contemporary musical spheres that Brötzmann and his comrades are investigating today.
Eighteen performances in this box document Brötzmann's close ties to the Chicago scene, his inclination to work with Japanese artists, his cultivation of old and new friendships from New York, his admiration for African musicians and collaborations with his European friends. The extensive compilation emphasizes the vitality and variety of Brötzmann's current work and documents a historical moment of the Unlimited Festival. These were special days with very special performances, intense experiences for everybody involved -- musicians and audience alike (the venue was completely sold-out months before).
Artists include: Sonore, Chicago Tentet with John Tchicai, Michiyo Yagi, Okkyung Lee, Xu Fengxia, Masahiko Satoh, Takeo Moriyama, Joe McPhee, Maallem Mokhtar Gania, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, Tamaya Honda, Jason Adasiewicz, Abu Toyozumi, Dieb 13, Mats Gustafsson, Martin Siewert, Keiji Haino, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Kent Kessler, Hairy Bones, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, DKV Trio, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love, Full Blast, and Caspar Brötzmann Massaker."