Firehouse 12 Records 10th Anniversary Festival This Weekend in New Haven

Anthony Braxton

Source: Firehouse 12.

On Saturday, April 29, 8:30 & 10pm, the Anthony Braxton Septet (with Braxton on saxophones and contrabass clarinet, THB on brass, Dan Peck on tuba, Adam Matlock on accordion, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Shelley Burgon and Jacqueline Kerrod on harps).

FH12 Records’ inaugural release was Braxton’s epic 9-CD plus DVD box set 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006, and it is an incredible honor to have him headline this 2-day festival with a rare US appearance, performing new compositions of his ZIM Music. (The concert will be recorded for future release as part of yet another epic box set!). Tickets are already sold out for the first set – act fast if you want to be there.

On Sunday, April 30, 8:30 & 10pm, the Firehouse 12 All-Stars (Nate Wooley on trumpet, THB on cornet, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Myra Melford and Carl Maguire on keyboards, John Hébert on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums).

We invited all of the musicians who had recorded for FH12 as leaders, and happily a full ensemble of amazing folks was available to join us on this evening. Compositions by all the artists for various instrumental configurations, a very special one-night only event with some of my favorite performers.