1-CD with 28-page booklet, 27 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns.
In all the Jazz encyclopaedias not a single word can be found about Freddie 'Brocksi' Brocksieper. Just a few insiders know about him. This situation will certainly be changed with these two CDs. On the CDs you will find his German Brunswick recordings in chronological order, covering the period from October 1941 to May 1948. Horst Bergmeier's detailed liner notes will let you accompany 'Brocksi' through this time period. The author enriches the biographical data with anecdotes and remarks about Brocksieper's musical career. In addition, musicologist Dr. Wolfram Knauer contributes knowledgeable and highly interesting notes to many of the tracks included. Rainer E. Lotz provides a detailed discography. Enjoy this exploration of the works of a musician whose improvisational skills and expressive play on the drums more than equals other musicians' work on more melodic instruments. Who knows? Maybe it won't be long before we will read about Freddie Brocksieper in one of those encyclopaedias?