Anthony Braxton's dynamic rhythm section from his acclaimed quartet of the '80s and '90s reformed recently for Braxton's 65th birthday concert and later convened to the studios to record a program of their former leader's compositions. We'll hear from their new CD and Braxton conducting the Northwest Creative Orchestra in concert at the University of Oregon in 1989.
Also featured are Bennie Maupin, Scott Amendola, Dewey Redman, Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble, and selections from new albums by Bernie McGann and the Andy Sugg Group.
Plus more from the new recording Centennial featuring newly discovered, never-before recorded works by Gil Evans.
See the complete playlist here.
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Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer, saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, pianist, and philosopher. Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the array of instruments he plays are the flute; the sopranino, soprano, C-melody, F mezzo-soprano, E-flat alto, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones; and the E-flat, B-flat, and contrabass clarinets....
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