Christian Broecking – This Uncontainable Feeling of Freedom. Irène Schweizer – European Jazz and the Politics of Improvisation (Broecking, book)

»Dieses unbändige Gefühl der Freiheit. Irène Schweizer – Jazz, Avantgarde, Politik« was published a while ago, and now the book by the author Christian Broecking, who has since sadly passed away, is finally also available in an English translation by Jeb Bishop. »This Uncontainable Feeling of Freedom. Irène Schweizer European Jazz and the Politics of Improvisation« now provides an even wider audience insights into the thinking and career of one of the most radical artists of her time. Schweizer's activities were not only iconoclastic in musical terms, for as a member of the Feminist Improvising Group and Les Diaboliques together with Joëlle Léandre and Maggie Nicols she also made her mark backstage. This carefully researched and intimate monograph on her work is an essential piece of work.