|Braxton, Anthony/Matt Bauder / 2 + 2 Compositions|
|Album:||2 + 2 Compositions||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Braxton, Anthony/Matt Bauder||Added:||05/2005|
|Add Date:||2005-05-22||Pull Date:||2005-07-24||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||24 Jul||10 Jul||3 Jul||12 Jun|
|1.||Fri, 22 Jul 05:||Wedge|
|4.||Fri, 10 Jun 05:||Wedge|
|2.||Fri, 08 Jul 05:||Wedge|
|5.||Mon, 06 Jun 05:||stirling|
|3.||Fri, 01 Jul 05:||Wedge|
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|