Let's step back to 1970, a time of noble deeds and adventure, when men were real men, women were real women, and hairy, scary Nordic jazz musicians were real hairy, scary Nordic jazz musicians. Norwegian Jan Garbarek, he of the fey New Age soprano sax tweeting, began his career back then and wasn't afraid to honk a more masculine tenor or bass horn.
Afric Pepperbird is the second album from Garbarek and his quartet, featuring Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen. The Allmusic review states "...this album represents the strongest, most aggressive portion of Garbarek's career, before he succumbed to what became known as the ECM aesthetic. Very highly recommended". Amen to that.
Jan Garbarek Quartet - Beast of Kommodo