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A Headful of Braxton

YOU GO TO MY HEAD (Part 1) COMP. 23K Anthony Braxton Donna Lee America : 1975 AB, alto; Michael Smith, piano; Peter Warren, bass; Oliver Johnson, drums. Brooklyn is suffering something of a Braxton hangover, after the rousing four-day festival of shows… Continue reading

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WHERE TO BEGIN: The end of our Braxton blogothon

COMPOSITION 40B Anthony Braxton Six Compositions: Quartet Antilles : 1982 AB, alto sax; Anthony Davis, piano; Mark Helias, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums. COMPOSITION 69M Anthony Braxton Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 Black Saint : 1983 [BUY @ OmniTone / JazzLoft /… Continue reading

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Illuminating Iridium

COMPOSITION 358 (PART THREE) Anthony Braxton 12(+1)tet 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 Firehouse 12 : 2007 AB, alto, soprano, and sopranino saxophones, clarinet, and Eb contralto clarinet; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn, trumpbone, piccolo and bass trumpets, mutes, and shell; Andrew… Continue reading

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BRAXTON CIRCA NOW: Iridium Nights and Ghost Trances

COMPOSITION 352 (PART ONE) COMPOSITION 353 (PART THREE) Anthony Braxton 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 Firehouse 12 : 2007 AB, alto, soprano, and sopranino saxophones, clarinet, and Eb contralto clarinet; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn, trumpbone, piccolo and bass trumpets, mutes,… Continue reading

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Braxtopedia

Anthony Braxton/Graham Lock interview (edit) Quartet (Coventry) 1985 Leo : 1993 Outside of the music itself, one of the key elements of Anthony Braxton’s art has been his ongoing effort to articulate it. From the earliest stages of his career,… Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Influence

COMP. 22 COMP. 6L Anthony Braxton The Complete Braxton Freedom : 1971 Comp 22: AB, soprano sax (w/ overdubs). Comp 6L: AB, sopranino sax; Chick Corea, piano. Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest; the turnout was great. And… Continue reading

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Dodging Bricks and Scientologists

MUHAL, part 1 Creative Construction Company CCC Muse : 1976 (rec. 1970) Anthony Braxton, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, contrabass clarinet, chimes; Leroy Jenkins, violin, viola, recorder, toy xylophone, harmonica, bicycle horn; Leo Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, seal… Continue reading

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