All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » The Flying Luttenbachers

The Flying Luttenbachers

Between 1991 and 2007 this notorious instrumental unit wasted puny earthlings with an amorphous fusion of all things extreme and dissonant in music: hardcore-punk rawness, death-metal speed/technicality, free-jazz asymmetry, no-wave skronk, progressive-rock conceptual bombast, electronic-noise and modern-classical abstraction. Over the course of 16 full-length albums the group included jazz luminaries such as Hal Russell, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jeb Bishop as well as underground rock virtuosos like guitarists Mick Barr and Ed Rodriguez. The band's connection to the jazz idiom comes primarily from a thread of high energy freedom that was most apparent on punk-jazz albums such as 1995's “Destroy All Music” and the obliteratingly brutal double LP “Trauma” released in 2001. After “Trauma” the focus shifted to extremely complex rock composition while still incorporating dangerous improvisational edges.


Tags

Album Review
Read more articles

Albums

Album Trauma by The Flying Luttenbachers

Trauma

ugEXPLODE
2008

buy
Album Destroy All Music Revisited by The Flying Luttenbachers

Destroy All Music...

Skin Graft Records
2007

buy

Watch

Similar

Anthony Braxton Anthony Braxton
woodwinds
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
saxophone, alto
John Zorn John Zorn
saxophone, alto
Albert Ayler Albert Ayler
saxophone, tenor
Evan Parker Evan Parker
saxophone
Archie Shepp Archie Shepp
saxophone
Tim Berne Tim Berne
saxophone, alto
Julius Hemphill Julius Hemphill
saxophone, alto

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.