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Braxton, Anthony / Four Compositions (Gtm) 2000
Album:Four Compositions (Gtm) 2000 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Braxton, Anthony Added:Mar 2003
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-03-17 Pull Date:2003-05-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 11Apr 27Apr 20Mar 23

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 05, 2003:Memory Select
Composition 245
4.Apr 18, 2003:Memory Select
Composition 245 [excerpt]
2.May 09, 2003:Memory Select
Composition 243 [excerpt]
5.Mar 21, 2003:Memory Select
Composition 242 [excerpt]
3.Apr 25, 2003:Memory Select
Composition 242

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-04-14 
Some good readings of Braxton's "Ghost trance" music, which features free-jazz solos over maddening repetition (there are tiny details that avoid exact repetition, but you won't necessarily notice them). Tracks here include quiet breaks in the action for a nice construction overall.

We've got about four CDs of related stuff; the difference here is a lighter sound, due to Braxton being the only horn here, and also due to the presence of piano and sometimes vibraphone. Makes for some nimble Braxton solos that stand out nicely.

1- Perky and pleasant, w/soft flute and vibes - nice art-museum feel
2*- Gets wilder, w/a more lurching rhythm
3- Slow, w/baritone sax and melodica. Super-low bass sax comes in
around -8:00
4*- Midtempo popping like #1; w/ nice cascading free-jazz segments

Track Listing
1.Composition 242 3.Composition 244
2.Composition 243 4.Composition 245