False Harmonics #4: Peter Brötzmann, Heather Leigh & William Parker

Since 2015, Brötzmann/Leigh, the duo of Peter Brötzmann (saxophones, clarinets) & Heather Leigh (pedal steel guitar), have established themselves as a formidable duo, touring extensively and electrifying audiences with their singular, dynamic group sound. Their first studio album, ‘Sparrow Nights,’ is series of emotionally rich and boldly elucidated tonal and timbral exchanges played like compositions on pedal steel and reeds, the tracks. As a duo, Brötzmann and Leigh play a new-old blues for times of complexity, noise, and chaos – continuing to redefine and re-sound possibilities for improvised music.

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.