|Braxton, Anthony/Matt Bauder / 2 + 2 Compositions|
|Album:||2 + 2 Compositions||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Braxton, Anthony/Matt Bauder||Added:||May 2005|
|Add Date:||2005-05-22||Pull Date:||2005-07-24||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Jul 24||Jul 10||Jul 3||Jun 12|
|1.||Jul 22, 2005:||Memory Select |
|4.||Jun 10, 2005:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 324B
|2.||Jul 08, 2005:||Memory Select |
Composition No. 324B [excerpt]
|5.||Jun 06, 2005:||Stirling's Approximation |
Composition No. 327C
|3.||Jul 01, 2005:||Memory Select |
Two saxes, bass, drums, in a sparse avant-garde setting. Takes patience, especially tracks 1 and 2. Open and often quiet, with an aggression that comes in small moments. |
Very different from Braxton's "ghost trance" pieces, which use raucous march tempos (see "Six Compositions" on Rastascan).
I'm guessing Bauder and the other two musicians are students of Braxton's at Wesleyan.
1- Very quiet, drawn-out. Major pauses, such as the one around the 5-minute mark. Develops some structure near the end with long, meditative tones.
2- Warmer, a bit faster. Gets an abstract midtempo groove going after about 5 minutes. Some nice active patches in the last 5 minutes, too.
3- Like the name suggests, a sparse field of small musical points. It's a busy piece in spots, but that's masked by the overal sparseness and quiet restraint. Give it a chance.
4- Swooping and aggressive; different. Very abrasive sax sounds.
|2.||Composition No. 324B||4.||Composition No. 327C|