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Composition No. 94 For Three Instrumentalists (1980) by Anthony Braxton

Issued by Golden Years of New Jazz, this is a forgotten recording newly rediscovered of the composer Anthony Braxton. Thia was an original concert tape recording made during his Italian tour at Bologna, Italy on April 20, 1980 at the Palazzo dei Congressi. The tape was remastered by Alan Mosley. Total running time on the CD is 76:16 minutes and features Anthony Braxton on sopranino, alto, soprano, and tenor saxophones, and contrabass clarinet. Ray Anderson performs on alto and tenor trombones, cornet, and slide trumpet. James Emery performs on acoustic and electric guitars and does the electronics.

The first set is 38:48 minutes and the second set is 37:15 minutes. This is avant guard jazz, futuristic in the sense it is utilizing alternative sound combinations in harmonic counterpoint. An unusual work, one that reflects the creative mind of Anthony Braxton.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Anthony Braxton
  • CD Title: Composition No. 94 For Three Instrumentalists (1980)
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 1990
  • Record Label: Golden Years
  • Musicians: Anthony Braxton (sopranino, alto, soprano, tenor saxophones, and contrabass clarinet),Ray Anderson (alto and tenor trombones, cornet, and slide trumpet),James Emery (acoustic and electric guitars, the electronics)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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