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Haazz & Company - Unlawful Noise album FLAC

  • Performer: Haazz & Company
  • Title: Unlawful Noise
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
  • MP3 album: 1392 mb
  • FLAC album: 1935 mb
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Haazz & Company - Unlawful Noise album FLAC

Complete your Haazz & Company collection. .Unlawful Noise ‎(CD, Album, RE). Atavistic.

Haazz & Company: Unlawful Noise by Micah Holmquist, published on July 1, 2001. The sextet responsible for Unlawful Noise stands out because four of the players (Kees Hazevoet, Peter Bennink, Peter Brotzmann, and Han Bennink) are white and hail from Europe while the remaining two (Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo) are black musicians who were born in South Africa. The fact that this music, recorded on October 27, 1976, came at least a full decade before Apartheid began to dissipate on any significant level turns this material into a powerful political statement even if politics are not overtly part of the music or the packaging.

Over the album's two tracks, this six-piece group - nominally led by little-known Dutch pianist Kees Hazovoet and rounded out by Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Peter Bennink (reeds, bagpipes), Han Bennink (reeds, percussion), Johnny Dyani (bass), and Louis Moholo (drums) - goes at it full-throttle, with little reprieve and apparently not much of a predetermined structure.

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The Haazz in this group is Peter Haazzveroot, a Dutch pianist and instrumentalist who is little known. He was part of the initial Dutch jazz scene, playing with Han and Peter Bennick, Peter Brotzman and many other important European musicians. He retired from music in the late 70s and went into an academic career, so his recorded output is small. That makes this disc intriguing. So the album is intriguing to any free jazz fan. But, unless you are a fan of relentlessly extreme music, the results are really unsatisfying. The first cut, Unlawful Noise, is truly that. It begins with a long intense section of clarinet overblowing. There is little change in dynamic and little change in texture.

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A Unlawful Noise 28:12
B Agitprop Bounce 23:57

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Bimhuis


  • Alto Saxophone, Sopranino Saxophone, Bagpipes – Peter Bennink
  • Bass – Johnny Dyani
  • Clarinet [A-flat, B-flat], Bass Clarinet, Percussion – Han Bennink
  • Cover – Haaz*
  • Drums – Louis Moholo
  • Piano, Clarinet [B-flat] – Kees Hazevoet
  • Tape [Tapes] – Elzinga H.J.*
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet [A-flat, B-flat] – Peter Brötzmann



Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VR 08-20562-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): VR 08-20562-1B-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UMS/ALP219CD Haazz & Company Unlawful Noise ‎(CD, Album, RE) Atavistic UMS/ALP219CD US 2001

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