|Beautiful set containing 2 DVDs and a CD containing two films:
Disc 1: Off The Road, a film by Laurence Petit-Jouvet
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. 72 minutes, color, in English, French subtitles available. Woldwide play.
Disc 2: Chicago Improvisations, a film by Laurence Petit-Jouvet
Peter Kowald live at the 2000 Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music (in trios with Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake, as well as with Floros Floridis and Gunter Sommer), and in the studio (Kowald solo and in duo with Ken Vandermark, plus interviews with the musicians. 83 min., color, in English, French Subtitles available. Worldwide play.
Disc 3: A CD entitled Off The Road, recorded live between March and May 2000)