Anthony Braxton Recordings Collection at Yale

Source: Archives at Yale. This is part of an ongoing effort to preserve Braxton’s archival recordings. As far as I can tell, some are currently available for streaming but not download.

This collection features digitized copies of 751 audio and video recordings by composer, MacArthur fellow, and 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Anthony Braxton. This singular collection of recordings by one of the most significant American experimental music composers of the last 50 years represents a unique insight into Braxton’s work from 1970-2011. The original recordings featured in this collection were digitized in 2021 thanks to funding from the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR). The original recordings are housed at the Tri-Centric Foundation. The digitized copies of these recordings were donated to Yale in 2021, so they could be digitally preserved and made accessible for research.

This collection is open for research. Recordings from this collection will soon be available to stream online via the Gilmore Music Library’s AV access system, Aviary. Links to access these recordings will be provided in this finding aid. Recordings for which Anthony Braxton and/or the Tri-Centric Foundation own or have otherwise secured full intellectual property rights to, including all composition, performance and mechanical rights as applicable, will be openly available without restriction. All other recordings will be available to Yale users, by logging into Aviary using their Yale University ID, and to Non-Yale users, who can request access directly through Aviary. (Updated 08/31/2022)