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.
We begin this week’s installment with a short excerpt from one of Anthony Braxton’s current ensembles, The Anthony Braxton Standard Quartet – Live at Schlachthof, Wels, Austria.
Here is a short but very interesting Braxton interview from 1971 on KPFA produced by Other Minds. This audio interview is interspersed with his solo saxophone and at times Braxton sounds a bit defensive, but as always, he is very interesting.
This week’s installment ends with a full set from 2003 at the Kanjiža Jazz Festival in Serbia. Anthony Braxton is joined by Hungarian pianist György Szabados and Ganelin trio drummer Vladimir Tarasov. It’s a beautiful set!
Join us again next week for another post as AMN Celebrates Braxton 75
Chris De Chiara