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his trio, FULL BLAST + KEN VANDERMARK
saxophone, electric bass, drums
Berlin, Chicago Wuppertal, Zurich
Peter Brötzmann - saxophone, clarinet
Ken Vandermark - saxophone, clarinet
Marino Pliakas – electric bass
Michael Wertmüller - drums
Peter Brötzmann is introducing this new quartet featuring Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark and two Swiss musicians, Marino Pliakas and Michael Wertmüller, in Wuppertal for the first time. Both saxophonists unleash their expressive play into a furious rhythmical tapestry in this highly energized quartet.
Ken Vandermark has been influencing the jazz scene in Chicago for more than 10 years with his innovativeness. He is the founding member of the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and the Saxophone Trios Sonore with Peter Brötzmann and Mats Gustafsson.
Marino Pliakas studied classical guitar at the Zurich Konservatorium, has toured with the free rock band Steamboat Switzerland throughout Europe, China, and America, and has played with, among others, Jim O Rourke, Terry + Any Ex and Holger Czukay.
Michael Wertmüller completed his study of the drums at the Berne Jazz School and studied composition at the Berlin University of the Arts where he was a student of Dieter Schnebel. His compositions have been premiered in Berne, Rome and New York. As an improv musician he has worked with Stephan Wittwer, Mats Gustafsson, Johannes Bauer, William Parker and the band Alboth, among others.