‘Portrait of Peter Brötzmann’ @ Dreamland Film Center

Friday, Feb. 15

Dreamland Film Center
810 E. Market St.
louisvillefilmsociety.org
$5-$8; 7 & 9 p.m.

Peter Brötzmann has been a defiant giant of improvised music for decades. To label it as “jazz” would be much too limiting; he’s also made some of the heaviest noise known to humankind along the way. Friday, the Louisville Film Society’s Dreamland Film Center will present two screenings of “Soldier of the Road: A Portrait of Peter Brötzmann,” co-presented by the adventurous Astro Black record store. The documentary was filmed by Gerard Rouy, a photojournalist who has been examining Brötzmann’s work since the 1970s. The doc also includes appearances by notable collaborators like Han Bennink, Mats Gustaffson, Evan Parker, Ken Vandermark and more. A free after-show at Nachbar at 11 p.m. features younger avant-gardist Jason Ajemian performing with Tim Barnes, Jim Marlowe and Jordan Richardson. —Peter Berkowitz

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