Brotzmann/Graves/Parker - Historic Music Past Tense Future

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Black Editions presents "Historic Music Past Tense Future," the first ever album to feature the meeting of Peter Brötzmann, Milford Graves and William Parker. Three of the towering figures in the history of Free Jazz forge an incredibly vital free music born from lifetimes of uncompromising, ceaseless artistry. "Historic Music Past Tense Future" is the inaugural release by Black Editions Archive and the first in a series of records that will present previously unreleased works featuring Milford Graves. 

March 29th 2002, fourteen years after their last performance together, they convened for a third & final time at CBGBs. The Eremite Mobile Unit was in house as the trio performed on a small riser facing the front door, with Graves' hand-painted, Orisha-adorned double bass drum kit, captured in it's full thunderous glory on this recording, occupying most of the available space. The music here comes from a moment of relative high visibility for the Free Jazz continuum. Brötzmann & Parker, among others, were taking it to the people through relentless touring. Milford Graves was a different story. Scarcely to be found on bandstands & an even rarer presence on record, in 1995 Thurston Moore proclaimed Graves to be "a living myth". This is a stand-alone recording of three of the greatest to ever do it, seen & heard together for the last time.