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Anthony Braxton downloads

Discussion in 'music' started by paulfromcamden, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  2. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Leo Records have disc 1 of Anthony Braxton & Joëlle Léandre - Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007 available as a free download from their new site.


    4 star AllMusic review:
    Among Anthony Braxton's many interesting tendencies is his habit of performing in Belgian cafes. In early 2010, Leo Records released a double-CD set containing three Braxton duos with French contrebassiste Joëlle Léandre recorded at the Heidelberg Cafe in Loppen, Belgium on March 17, 2007. On this occasion Braxton used alto, soprano, and sopranino saxophones as well as his trusty contrabass clarinet. Léandre's historic collaborations with composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Giacinto Scelsi constitute a musical groundwork of fascinating relevance to Braxton's life and work. Her subsequent interactions with Braxtonians Derek Bailey and Marilyn Crispell magnify that relevance exponentially to the point where one might inquire why Braxton and Léandre haven't worked together more often. The music they shared at the Heidelberg Cafe is friendly, intimate, and intelligently pursued. Four months earlier in November 2006, Braxton had led a quartet in the interpretation of 36 jazz standards at the P.P. Cafe in Brussels. On February 17, 2007 he was spearheading a 70-minute investigation into his Composition 341 with a sextet at a jazz festival in Piacenza, Italy. Exactly one month later, he and Léandre made the recordings heard on this album. Never one to sit around waiting for things to happen, Braxton was back at Wesleyan University in Connecticut within seven days, working out realizations of Compositions 339 and 340 with vocalist Ann Rhodes.
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    No love for Anthony Braxton on PFM it seems!
  4. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Paul, I have a couple of things by Braxton, mainly fairly early including the Circle Paris Concert, but I tend to think he is too prolific for his own good (over 300 albums listed on Discogs alone). It's difficult to know where to start. Do you have any particular recommendations.

    I don't really do downloads, but I did look at Leo Records when you first posted and played the clips, but I only see a purchase for £12 for the whole album?
  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    You're right - Leo seem to have removed the free download. Sorry about that!

    Agree that he's incredibly prolific, especially since starting New Braxton House (67 releases since 2011!) and I could do with some recommendations myself :)

    Recently I've been enjoying his duet records with John Lindberg (1982) and Roscoe Mitchell (1978).

    @Elephantears had some suggestions in the Leo Records sale thread a while back. Perhaps he and others can chip in with more recent picks?
  6. jon l

    jon l pfm Member

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