Welcome to AMN Celebrates Braxton 75, a multipart series focused on the work of American composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton. Braxton, who in 2020 will be celebrating his seventy-fifth birthday, is one of the most important and influential creative minds of the past fifty years. Each week this series will feature three to four links of live performances, interviews and articles found on the web that should be of interest to both the curious and the longtime explorers of Braxton’s music.
The Anthony Braxton Quartet, Montreux 1975 performing Composition 40M. This quartet was Braxton – Reeds, Dave Holland – Bass, Barry Altschul – Drums and Kenny Wheeler – Trumpet and Flugelhorn. This was a tremendous group I’m so glad that there is video of this group floating around for all us to enjoy.
This is a transcript of an interview with Anthony Braxton at WKCR FM by Ted Panken. In this interview from 1995 Braxton discusses the forming of the Tri-Centric Foundation, his friendship with Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams, the early days of the AACM, among many other topics. Panken also gets Braxton to explain some of his terminology so it is a very interesting read.
This is a wonderful excerpt from a live concert Of the Dave Holland Quartet at the Festival de Jazz d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Pinède Gould, July 25, 1974. The group was Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul and Anthony Braxton.
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Chris De Chiara