DVD 1 | OFF THE ROAD
A movie directed by Laurence Petit-Jouvet. With Hamid Drake, William Parker, Laurence Petit-Jouvet, Peter Kowald, Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder, George Lewis, Anna Homler, Marco Eneidi, Eddie Gale, Donald Robinson, Fred Anderson.
72 min, color, in English, French subtitles. Compatible worldwide with any device manufactured later than 1995.
The German bassist Peter Kowald (1944-2002) was one of the major figures of Free Improvised Music. The film OFF THE ROAD was made on and around his extended tour of the USA in 2000. A journey around America in an old Chevrolet Caprice, the film is a “free improvised road movie” featuring encounters with many of the great names of Free Music, set against the background of “Off The Road” America.
DVD 2 | CHICAGO IMPROVISATIONS
A movie directed by Laurence Petit-Jouvet.
Peter Kowald live at the 2000 Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (in trios with Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, and with Floros Floridis & Günter “Baby” Sommer), and in the studio (Kowald solo and in a duo with Ken Vandermark), plus interviews with all the musicians.
83 min, color, in English, French subtittles. Compatible worldwide with any device manufactured later than 1995
CD | OFF THE ROAD
William Parker/Peter Kowald duo | Kidd Jordan/Peter Kowald/Alvin Fielder trio | Peter Kowald solo | George Lewis/Peter Kowald duo | Anna Homler/Peter Kowald duo | Marco Eneidi/Eddie Gale/Peter Kowald/Donald | Robinson quartet | Fred Anderson/Peter Kowald/Hamid Drake trio
Liner Notes: William Parker, Laurence Petit-Jouvet. Photographs: Laurence Petit-Jouvet, Martin Wheeler
Track list: 1. Introduction (00.17) 2. New York March 17th (13.58) 3. New Orleans April 6th (11.22) 4. Houston April 9th (8.44) 5. San Diego April 14th (10.55) 6. Los Angeles April 15th (7.56) 7. Berkeley May 3rd (12.19) 8. Chicago May 10th (10.13)