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Perform Anthony Braxton
Glasgow 2016 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Grand Hall, Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland; November 19, 2016. Very good webcast.

Refusing to be categorised as a jazz artist throughout his lifetime, Anthony Braxton prefers the term ‘creative’ to describe his music. A multi-instrumentalist - a virtuoso of saxophone, clarinet and piano - and composer, his music draws upon a disparate mix of influences from John Coltrane to Stockhausen to Native American music. This concert features two examples of his works for creative orchestra from the 1970s, featuring regular Braxton collaborators James Fei and Taylor Ho Bynum as soloists. Fei and Bynum are established composers in their own right and here they debut two new pieces for orchestra with the BBC SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov.

Thanks to PsyKies for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Michael Weintrob/Tri-Centric Foundation, posted at - Thanks!

BBC Radio 3 > 323kbps 48k HLS aac stream > ffmpeg > aac > Audition > FLAC
Recorded live off air from the original BBC Radio Three broadcast during Hear And Now on 28th January 2017. Source was the BBC HLS 323kbps 48kHz internet stream. Audition was used to edit broadcast, increase levels by 5dB, track and convert to 44.1kHz. FLAC tagging done using mp3tag and fingerprints generated using TLH.

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Track 01. intro and interview 1:55
Track 02. Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 27 (1973) for full orchestra [European Premiere] 16:35
Track 03. intro and interview 2:38
Track 04. James Fei: The Loudness of Single and Combined Sounds [World Premiere] 17:35
Track 05. intro and interview 1:27
Track 06. Taylor Ho Bynum: Uncle, Another Tale (possibilities for creative orchestra and three conductors) [World Premiere] 13:31
Track 07. intro and interview 1:16
Track 08. Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 63 (1976) for chamber orchestra and two improvising soloists [UK Premiere] 16:31
72 mins

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov - conductor
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet and conductor
James Fei - saxophone and conductor

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  2. Yup, sounds like jazz to me

    By swappers on Feb 13, 2017

  3. wonderful week of music, BigO! Thank you again for all of your efforts!

    By dr.babyhead on Feb 13, 2017

  4. Terrific concept, brilliantly executed. Much thanks, BigO.

    By kingpossum on Feb 13, 2017

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