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Braxton, Anthony/Milo Fine / Shadow Company
Album:Shadow Company Collection:Jazz
Artist:Braxton, Anthony/Milo Fine Added:08/2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-14 Pull Date:2005-10-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:9 Oct18 Sep11 Sep21 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 07, 2005:Memory Select
Part 7
3.Sep 06, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Part 2 et.al.
2.Sep 16, 2005:Memory Select
Part 8
4.Aug 19, 2005:Memory Select
Part 11

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-08-14 
Two free-jazz old timers join forces. Braxton is very well known and thickly represented in our library. Fine is less of an avant-household name but has released a lot of material lately, much of it on the London-based Emanem label.

Abstract stuff -- one continuous improvisation split into mostly short tracks. Fine switches off between piano, clarinet, and drums, while Braxton selects from a few different saxophones mostly from higher registers. Pieces range from the studious (2,10) to cathartic blowouts (parts of 6,8,11).

1- Tiny blip.
2- Fast-paced, studious. A conservatory improv. Sax+piano.
3- Quiet, delicate. Some really high squeaks. Sax+piano.
4- Thoughtful. Gets aggressive but with lots of "white space." Sax+drums,mostly (9 mins.)
5- Fairly fast squabble, then slower, lyrical. Sax+piano.
6- Squirrelly, a bit angry. Sax+clarinet.
7- Fast but sparse, fluttery. Sax+clarinet.
8- Quiet start, into busy sax+piano. Gets aggressive.
9- The epic (18 mins.) Slow, fairly quiet start. Builds patiently into choppy aggression (-11:00) then calmer sax+drums. Fierce near the end.
10- Classical feel, serious mid/slow. Sax+piano
11- Splashy piano / shrill clarinet / furious piano. (10 mins.)

Track Listing
1.Part 1 6.Part 6
2.Part 2 7.Part 7
3.Part 3 8.Part 8
4.Part 4 9.Part 9
5.Part 5 10.Part 10
 11.Part 11