Anthony Braxton’s Town Hall 1972 Reviewed in Detail

Source: burning ambulance.

The first thing you notice about Town Hall 1972 is its striking cover art. Braxton’s eyes, and the tip of his nose, come out of an impossibly dark field of blackness; he seems to regard you, the listener, with some wariness, or possibly be attempting to ward you off. Don’t be intimidated. The music performed at this concert was strikingly beautiful, and should be heard by as many people as possible.