Last November the powerhouse German reedist Peter Brötzmann announced that he was dissolving his long-running Chicago Tentet, the raucous yet deadly accurate free-jazz orchestra he formed here 14 years earlier. The band had experienced some personnel shifts during that time, but its core—which included reedists Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson, trombonist Jeb Bishop, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, bassist Kent Kessler, and drummer Michael Zerang—had largely remained intact all along. In a Wire interview last year Brötzmann commented, “For the audience even the routine is a kind of show, and they like that. But it comes to a point where the band starts to fulfill expectations, and I think I hate that.”