Film Portrait

His sound has changed the world of Jazz forever. Deeply moving and infinitely melodious. The producers René Jeuckens, Thomas Mau and Grischa Windus followed his trace all the way from his Wuppertal backyard studio to the colorful poor London alleyways of Hackney.
For his 70 th Birthday, Peter Brötzmann and his Chicago Tentet tours through Europe and the Middle East. The considerably large Jubilee-Concerts stir deep emotion even through it has been 53 years after the lounge of the radical anti-concept album “Machine Gun”.
Whilst the world famous saxophone player remembers and draws anecdotes from his past about old friends, new images and liberty, colleges, journalists and pub owners have their own memories about the one that has build a steady pathway of “Free Jazz” without compromises, as well as his fascinating inspiration and his long cigars.

“It’s late now for the world”
Albert Ayler, 1965