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Roughcut Peter Brötzmann

OT: Rohschnitt Peter Broetzmann

Peter Sempel // Germany, 2014
Documentary Feature // FF2014
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Observations of a man who has always gone his own way in music and art: Peter Brötzmann. He’s been on the road for more than 50 years, is described as mad by some and as the “Godfather of free jazz” by others. His improvisational musical horizon ranges from violent outbursts and delicate, dreamy fantasies, on saxophone, clarinet and tarogato, or Turkish pipe. Roughcut Peter Broetzmann (A Jazz-Odyssey, from Wuppertal to China) accompanies the musician to concerts in Hamburg, Warsaw, London, Remscheid, New York, San Francisco and Shenzhen – and visits him at home in his little garden house in Wuppertal. A quiet, thoughtful artist.


Since 1981, PETER SEMPEL (*1954) has been making films about artists, including Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave (Dandy, 1988), Bazon Brock, Jonas Mekas, Kazuo Ohno, Ginsberg, Nina Hagen, Flamenco, Lemmy, Jonathan Meese, the art world and jazz musician Peter Brötzmann.



Rohschnitt Peter Broetzmann

Documentary Feature

English, German




98 min

OV with English subtitles

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