|Braxton, Anthony / Six Compositions (Gtm) 2001|
|Album:||Six Compositions (Gtm) 2001||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2002-11-04||Pull Date:||2003-01-06||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||12 Jan||5 Jan||29 Dec||15 Dec||1 Dec||24 Nov||10 Nov|
|1.||Dec 16, 2012:||jazz is and den some |
Composition No. 286 (Tentet)
|4.||Dec 05, 2003:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 289 (Quartet) [excerpt], Composition No. 286 (Tentet) [excerpt]
|2.||Jun 03, 2010:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 287 (Quintet) [excerpt]
|5.||Jan 05, 2003:||"In Your Ear..." Recording For the KZSU Application Due Thursday at 8pm Sharp! |
Composition No. 278 (Trio)
|3.||Jan 09, 2009:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 286 (Tentet) [still going!], Composition No. 286 (Tentet)
|6.||Jan 03, 2003:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 286 (Tentet) [disk 2 track 2]
Colossal 4-CD set of Anthony Braxton works, as performed by ensembles of mostly Bay Area folks. Each composition is long; one of them takes up the first TWO discs!|
This is Braxton's recent "ghost trance" music, made up of strict, strident beats like a drunk happy marching band. It's not as repetitive as it sounds at first, and the players are allowed some free-jazz soloing to add some variety. The music has a bright, playful sound -- it's nothing like, say, Phillip Glass' ominous droning. And John Shiurba adds squealy guitar to some tracks for a noisy, non-academic sound.
Tracks do have a particular organization and logic, so to excerpt a track, it's best to just start at the beginning so you catch the "head" followed by soloing.
1* - Insistant stomping beat with pre-written "stumbles" for some unpredictability
2* - Gentler, with weird warbly singing
1- March-like segments juxtaposed with free swirling
2*- Returns to the pulsing theme, then speeds up dramatically
1- Boisterous, then long floaty improv
2**- Slinky Egyptian feel. Nice scattery piano toward the end.
1*- Playfully sparse. Small curled bursts.
2- Slow stagger
3*- Fast pecking.
|1.||Composition No. 286 (Tentet)||4.||Composition No. 287 (Quintet|
|2.||Composition No. 286 (Tentet)||5.||Composition No. 278 (Trio)|
|3.||Composition No. 277 (Quintet||6.||Composition No. 289 (Quartet|
|7.||Composition No. 195 (Duo)|