Partnering to produce a Free Jazz resource

Although Berlin-based Free Music Productions (FMP) stopped producing new records early in the 21st Century, owner Jost Gebers still maintained the label’s archive. As Marc Masters reports on Bandcamp Daily, this situation presented a matchless opportunity for Jeff Golick and Jeff Jackson when in 2014 they decided to reconstitute their Destination: OUT blog  to digitally reissue important Free Jazz sessions. A random query to Gebers gave them access to all of FMP’s music, some of which existed only on LP. Then as the relationship developed, FMP began exclusively remastering LP titles for the Destination Out platform. This story link includes musical examples of some of the Free Music riches on the site, including a solo session by tenor saxophonist Peter Brötzmann; separate discs from Cecil Taylor’s Feel Trio and the Globe Unity Orchestra; plus a little-know FMP date by alto saxophonist Noah Howard.