6.24.2010

Happy Birthday Anthony Braxton


Bob Burnett: Composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical game-changer Anthony Braxton turned 65 this week. The event was celebrated in New York City on the stage of Le Poisson Rouge by cohorts and admirers. NPR has graciously posted a write up as well as two sets from the concert. I'm posting the set that brought together a surprise visit by Anthony Braxton with Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser and Marilyn Crispell. This group made up what I consider one of the most formidable quartets in contemporary music. They played/recorded extensively in the '80s and were the subject of Graham Lock's book Forces in Motion (highly recommended...I attached a link)

I was fortunate to discover Braxton in about 1978 thanks to the Arista Freedom series of releases. My enthusiasm for his work only increases and grows deeper with time. Happy listening--this is a great moment.

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:39 AM

    成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。....................................................................

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  2. Anonymous4:43 AM

    向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  3. Anonymous11:30 PM

    相逢即是有緣~~留個言問候一聲,祝您平安順利............................................................

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  4. Anonymous5:53 AM

    認清問題就等於已經解決了一半的問題。..................................................................

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  5. Anonymous5:53 AM

    下次再來希望可以看到新的作品喔。............................................................

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