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Anthony Braxton: For Alto (CD: Delmark)Anthony Braxton: For Alto (CD: Delmark)
Recorded in 1969, this historic album was the very first lengthy document of solo saxophone improvisation. Originally available as a 2 LP set, all 73 minutes are now on one CD. When initially issued, For Alto received a five star rating in Down Beat which called the album "revolutionary". A review of the LP re-issue read "Though For Alto was only Braxton's second recording, his solo vocabulary of multiphonics, pointillistic intervals, and scalar lyricism was already in place. This set of breathy balladic fragments, streams of molten sound, and reconstituted blues elements has stood the test of time." (Delmark Records)

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Anthony Braxton: Three Compositions of New Jazz (CD: Delmark)
'This is Braxton's recording debut as leader with some of the Chicago AACM heavies- trumpeter Leo Smith, violinist Leroy Jenkins and pianist Muhal Richard Abrams- in his quartet.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz) 


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Anthony Braxton: Three Compositions of New Jazz (CD: Delmark)


Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (CD: Delmark)Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (CD: Delmark)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (CD: hatOLOGY)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (CD: hatOLOGY)


Anthony Braxton: In The Tradition (CD: Steeplechase)Anthony Braxton: In The Tradition (CD: Steeplechase)
with Tete Montoliu (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) & Albert Tootie Heath (drums).

 


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Anthony Braxton: In The Tradition Vol.2 (CD: Steeplechase)
 


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Anthony Braxton: In The Tradition Vol.2 (CD: Steeplechase)


Anthony Braxton: News From The 70s (CD: Felmay)Anthony Braxton: News From The 70s (CD: Felmay)
This CD contains several compositions (previously unissued or in new versions) from a highly creative period of saxophonist Anthony Braxton’s career that has been under-represented. Taken from Braxton's private archive these recordings were made between 1972 and 1976 and include, besides three quartets with differing line-ups, a historical duo and two examples of solo concerts. Featured musicians include bassist Dave Holland on “Four Winds” from Holland’s classic Conference of the Birds album, Kenny Wheeler on flugelhorn, Trombonist George Lewis and drummer Barry Altschul. The six tracks present different aspects of the music of one of the greatest improvisers of our time in the period, the 1970s, that really brought Braxton to the attention of the world as a composer and instrumentalist. (Proper Note) 


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Anthony Braxton & David Bailey: First Duo Concert (CD: Emanem)
Two of the leading exponents of the 'new music' were Anthony Braxton (b. 1945, Chicago) and Derek Bailey (b. 1930, Sheffield). The two first came into direct contact when Braxton spent some time in London in 1971. They first worked together at a 1973 Braxton quartet concert in Paris that began with a duo piece. The concert preserved on this CD was their second public performance together, and was the first time that Braxton had officially performed in Britain. It was also one of the first concerts of improvised music to take place in the Wigmore Hall. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Anthony Braxton & David Bailey: First Duo Concert (CD: Emanem)


Anthony Braxton: Trio And Duet (CD: Sackville)Anthony Braxton: Trio And Duet (CD: Sackville)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Dortmund) 1976 (CD: hatOLOGY)
It was at the first Dortmund Jazz Festival in Germany on October 31, 1976 that this group hit a magic peak. ... The Braxton/Lewis/Holland/Alt schul line-up lasted for barely six months. They played their first concert together in Boston in May 1976 and their last in Berlin on November 4. ... For me, the special attraction of the Dortmund concert is its air of celebration. There's a palpable sense of fun to this music, attributable in part (I suspect) to the presence of George Lewis, who had just replaced trumpeter Kenny Wheeler in the quartet. The empathy between the two Chicagoans fairly fizzes from the speakers: Lewis romps through these tunes with a snorting, rumbustious glee that elicits a brilliantly bravura and playful response from Braxton. (RSK Entertainment) 


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Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Dortmund) 1976 (CD: hatOLOGY)


Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978 (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978 (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Solo (Koln) 1978 (CD: Leo)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Solo (Koln) 1978 (CD: Leo)


Anthony Braxton: Performance (Quartet) 1979 (CD: hatOLOGY)Anthony Braxton: Performance (Quartet) 1979 (CD: hatOLOGY)
The great advantage of having complete live concerts on record is that we can hear also those intriguing spaces between the compositions: the improvisations which take the group from point A to point B are also the areas in which some of Braxton's most radical notions have first been voiced. As we shall see, Performance (Quartet) 1979 is of particular interest in this regard. (Graham Lock- HatHut Records) 


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Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 (CD: Black Saint)


Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984 (CD: Black Saint)Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984 (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986 (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986 (CD: Black Saint)


Anthony Braxton: Six Monk's Compositions, 1987 (CD: Black Saint)Anthony Braxton: Six Monk's Compositions, 1987 (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Anthony Braxton: Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 (CD: hatOLOGY)
On this remastered CD reissue of hatART 6025, Anthony Braxton is joined by Adelhard Roidinger on double bass and Tony Oxley on drums. They play five Braxton originals, plus Oxley's "The Angular Apron" and the standard "All the Things You Are". Consistently stimulating avant garde jazz. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Anthony Braxton: Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 (CD: hatOLOGY)


Anthony Braxton/ Evan Parker: Duo (London) 1993 (CD: Leo)Anthony Braxton/ Evan Parker: Duo (London) 1993 (CD: Leo)
 


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Anthony Braxton / Ted Reichman: Duo (Leipzig) 1993 (CD: Music & Arts)
 


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Anthony Braxton / Ted Reichman: Duo (Leipzig) 1993 (CD: Music & Arts)


Anthony Braxton/ Evan Parker/ Paul Rutherford: Trio (London) 1993 (CD: Leo)Anthony Braxton/ Evan Parker/ Paul Rutherford: Trio (London) 1993 (CD: Leo)
Recorded one day before the already famous duo performance by Anthony Braxton at the London Jazz Festival this CD features five improvised pieces. The addition of Paul Rutherford to the two saxophone virtuosi changes the muusic in the most dramatic way and offers a sound of unending surprise. (Leo Records) 


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Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set (CD: hatOLOGY)
Re-issue of the first live set from CD hatART 2-6190, recorded live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California on 19th July 1993 'The 'reception dynamics' embodied by the Yoshi patrons who gave Anthony Braxton a new sweater, the Santa Cruz woodwind technician who overhauled Braxton s instruments pro bono, and, most tellingly, the cheers of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center audience, are integral to the Quartet s stellar performances on Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993. During its tenure, Braxton frequently described the Quartet s work with the phrase 'navigation through form.' For Braxton, the West Coast tour was a definitive demonstration of this meta-reality. While Braxton s use of 'navigation through form' was generally taken by commentators to mean an openended odyssey, the phrase now suggests a journey with a clearcut destination; as such, the music made at Santa Cruz represented a long sought-after goal, completing the Quartet s passage through Braxton s rapidly expanding music system.' Bill Shoemaker, July 1996 (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set (CD: hatOLOGY)


Anthony Braxton: Knitting Factory (Piano/Quartet) 1994 Vol. 2 (CD: Leo, 2 CDs)Anthony Braxton: Knitting Factory (Piano/Quartet) 1994 Vol. 2 (CD: Leo, 2 CDs)
 


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Anthony Braxton & Milo Fine: Shadow Company (CD: Emanem)
 


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Anthony Braxton & Milo Fine: Shadow Company (CD: Emanem)


Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)
 


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Anthony Braxton: 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)
 


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Anthony Braxton: 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)


Anthony Braxton: 23 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)Anthony Braxton: 23 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD: Leo, 4 CDs)
The 4-CD set (4.5 hours of music) was recorded during a series of concerts in 2003 by the new Braxton's quartet with Kevin O'Neil on guitar, Kevin Norton on percussion, Andy Eulau on bass and Anthony Braxton on saxophone. The set is destined to make jazz history not only for Braxton's discovery of the most remarkable guitarist to emerge in a decade, but for its special quality of performing standards in an entirely new way and reinventing the tradition. Braxton's work becomes even more valuable and necessary in view of the forces of reaction in jazz. As Stuart Broomer writes in his remarkable liner notes, while a conservative performer merely echoes and diminishes the tradition, Braxton makes known the social, moral, and historical imperatives that drive this music and are embedded in the tradition. He makes known the spirit of spontaneiety, community, change, freedom, life and creation. He makes it as new and vital as the original forms. "Our thanks, then, to Anthony Braxton. In an era when the jazz past is regularly Bowdlerized, trivialized and travestied - reduced to little more than a marketing plan - Braxton presents it in much of its true potentiality as the authentic discourse of its time, making both the past and the present (even the future) that much richer than it was before." Limited edition of 1000 copies. (Leo Records)

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Anthony Braxton: Quintet (London) 2004 (CD: Leo)
Live at the Royal Festival Hall. 


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Anthony Braxton: Quintet (London) 2004 (CD: Leo)


Anthony Braxton: Piano Music 1968-2000 (CD: Leo, 9 CDs)Anthony Braxton: Piano Music 1968-2000 (CD: Leo, 9 CDs)
Piano music 1968 - 2000 is a monumental edition of 9 CDs by Anthony Braxton; all CDs are contained in one box with notes by Stewart Broomer. The music has been performed by the Belgian piano player Genevieve Foccroulle and recorded in New York by Jon Rosenberg to complete satisfaction of Mr. Braxton himself. Limited edition. (Leo Records) 


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