July 25, 2023

Emergency Group: The Lagniappe Sessions @ Aquarium Drunkard

Emergency Group: The Lagniappe Sessions @ Aquarium Drunkard

Brooklyn based eclectic avant-garde band Emergency Group recorded two covers for Aquarium Drunkard's The Lagniappe Sessions: Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 1st Movement (MP3) and Last Exit' Prayer (MP3). About the latter:

We’re huge fans of Last Exit, the 1980s free-jazz/metal “supergroup” composed of Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Bill Laswell. They’re easily one of the most aggressive and unfriendly-sounding bands of all time. “Prayer” is the opening piece from their sole studio album, Iron Path. That record is still in print courtesy of ESP-Disk, though Last Exit’s live albums are also worth seeking out wherever you can find them. We kept our version of “Prayer” fairly loose and tried to bring our own atmospherics and textures into the interpretation. RIP Peter Brötzmann.

» emergencygroup.bandcamp.com

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