PREVIOUS NEXT UP TOP
downloaded from new albion's catalog website on may 27 1995 226w

Anthony Braxton

19 [SOLO] COMPOSITIONS, 1988

NA023

for solo alto saxophone

A page from the book in the life of one of the true poets in the history of jazz and composition. These solo concert performances range from the lyrical, through the traditional, and into abstract and angular theory, then come back again into simple song.

16 originals plus 3 standards can be likened in a way to a series of etudes, each one investigating specific areas of form and content. -CODA

"4 stars" -Down Beat _________________________________________________________________

New Albion Records / 584 Castro St #525, San Francisco, CA 94114 / ergo@newalbion.com

Anthony Braxton

COMPOSITION NO. 165 [FOR 18 INSTRUMENTS]

NA050

performed by the University of Illinois Creative Music Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Braxton

There are static and mutable cloud formations that drift in and out of the canvas of the music. POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! "Hey, even I recognized that cloud! (chord!)" said Johnathon. "Don't rush it," cried Ben, "it'll come in its own time. In Composition No. 165, moments float in and out of the sound space - yet there are target recognition states. This is a sequential event continuum that places equal emphasis on sound and space - the moments come......the moments go."

"4 stars" -Down Beat _________________________________________________________________

New Albion Records / 584 Castro St #525, San Francisco, CA 94114 / ergo@newalbion.com


TOP OF DOCUMENT