SUPER COOL

October 29, 2012 – 4:40 am

Music to watch economic collapse by.

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ANTHONY BRAXTON 12+1TET
Biennale Musica 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Teatro alle Tese, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy and broadcast live October 13, 2012 on Radio 3, RAI. Excellent FM stereo.

It’s no laughing matter when an economy crumbles than collapses. You don’t want to hear “The Sound Of Music”. With Davis, Coltrane and Ayler long gone, our live music of choice is Anthony Braxton and his big band. This performance was in Venice, a city already under water, so to speak, and the squealing and squelching sounds add to the ambience. Goes best with an Italian red. Thank you survivor69.
- Professor Red

Shared by survivor69 on Dimeadozen. Get the lossless files here.

Thanks to fastone for the artwork.

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Track 01. composition 355+ pt.I [35.05] (48.1MB)
Track 02. composition 355+ pt.II [25.47] (35.4MB)
Track 03. composition 355+ pt.III [7.07] (9.7MB)
67:59 m

Lineup:
Anthony Braxton - alto and soprano saxophones, sopranino, contrabass clarinet
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet, flugelhorn, trumpet, bass trumpet, trombone, shells, conduction
Ingrid Laubrock - alto tenor saxophone (also tenor?)
Andrew Raffo Dewar - soprano saxophone (also on tenor and clarinets?)
James Fei - alto and soprano saxophones, sopranino
Sarah Schoenbeck - bassoon, shenai
Reut Regev - trombone
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Jessica Pavone - violin, viola
Erica Dicker - violin, baritone violin
Jay Rozen - tuba
Carl Testa - double-bass, bass clarinet
Aaron Siegel - drums, percussion, vibraphone

Composition 355, which is performed at the Biennale Musica concert, was first performed in New York City on March 18, 2006. The performance is available on the 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 box set. Click here to order the box set.

There is also the 2012 eight-CD box set, Complete Remastered Recordings of Anthony Braxton, on the Black Saint/Soul Note label. It’s budget priced for eight discs. Buy it here.

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  1. 25 Responses to “SUPER COOL”

  2. Hi -

    FYI - We premiered Composition 355 at Iridium in NYC on 3/18/2006.

    That performance is available on the 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 box set:
    http://firehouse12.com/firehouse12_records_release.asp?id=25389

    Best,

    Andrew

    By Andrew Raffo Dewar on Oct 29, 2012

  3. wow
    for u jazz fans to know that the soprano sax player on this performance is commenting on this posting that should feel good. especially for bigo themselves.

    By darth on Oct 29, 2012

  4. Hello Andrew

    Thanks very much for the feedback. Best wishes.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 29, 2012

  5. Hello Andrew.

    Okay, I’ll ask: did you also play on tenor and clarinets? That appears to be an open question.
    And thank you in advance for your response.

    By 4yrsnojob on Oct 29, 2012

  6. according to his link to the box set it says he plays -
    Andrew Raffo Dewar :: soprano and c-melody saxophones, and clarinet
    it could be presumed that he would carry the same instruments over to this performance even tho its 6 years later. especially if that same composition is in both places with the same line up.

    By darth on Oct 29, 2012

  7. Lossless files of this concert and the rest of Braxton’s Tour in Italy 2012 also on: http://intoabluehaze.blogspot.it/2012/09/anthony-braxton-complete-italian-tour.html

    By Ilario on Oct 29, 2012

  8. “it could be presumed”

    are u ASSuming,darth? u don’t want to ASSume, do u?

    By barth on Oct 29, 2012

  9. Hi All,

    I only play soprano on this one - these days I have been focusing my energy on the one instrument - as Steve Lacy said, the soprano is a jealous lady!

    I did play C melody sax (have never played tenor) and Bb clarinet on the Iridium run, and also played bass clarinet at the 2007 12+1tet performance in Troy, NY at RPI.

    Also, FYI, this was a single continuous performance, not several tracks - the “empty space” was part of the performance.

    Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks for listening and for your interest in this music. If you enjoy it, please continue to support the artists by also purchasing recordings (I’m sure you already do!) - including this one should it eventually see an official release. Also, all of the band members have their own bodies of work that are each unique and worth exploration.

    Thanks for your support, and all the best,

    Andrew

    p.s. The Biennale has posted a video of the entire concert in HD here:
    http://youtu.be/oYkHFh3ZWKc

    By Andrew Raffo Dewar on Oct 29, 2012

  10. it could be presumed that ….

    are u ASSuming?

    By assumarth on Oct 29, 2012

  11. If you enjoy it, please continue to support the artists by also purchasing recordings (I’m sure you already do!) - including this one should it eventually see an official release.

    attention darth .

    By assumarth on Oct 29, 2012

  12. p.p.s. Sorry, just looked closer at the personnel + instrumentation —
    1) Fei - alto and sopranino, no soprano this time.
    2) Dicker - violin only
    3) Pavone - viola only
    4) Laubrock - tenor only

    By Andrew Raffo Dewar on Oct 29, 2012

  13. Andrew, as a musician , how does it make you feel when someone writes here that they don`t pay for music due to their somewhat irrational personal reasons?

    By assumarth on Oct 29, 2012

  14. Every individual must make their own choices, and obviously for some it is economically impossible to spend money on music - but as you might imagine, I believe we are workers who labor to produce something we think is valuable, and that we should receive compensation for the cultural products we produce.

    Ultimately “the market” decides what that compensation should be, but with that market is incredibly complex these days, to the point where most commercial recordings from this area of music are made in “pay to play” type deals (the artists covering most of the production costs and fees out of pocket), which is not a sustainable prospect for the future. The recording industry is in a transitional moment, and I’m not sure where it will go…

    By Andrew Raffo Dewar on Oct 29, 2012

  15. I lift a glass of frothy brew to Andrew, A Class Act, Thanks again.

    By 4yrsnojob on Oct 29, 2012

  16. this reeks of political gaffle-bab!

    By mutt rimney on Oct 29, 2012

  17. Here’s a link to youtube where you can watch the entire amazing performance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYkHFh3ZWKc
    enjoy!

    By wkdn on Oct 30, 2012

  18. Thanks for posting this. Looks like a great show!!

    By DanC on Oct 30, 2012

  19. it should be noted that i dont listen to jazz. i dont download it. i have no interest in it. i own none of it. i dont download the live performances or official output of any jazz musicians.
    i cant say the same for the many many other genres of music. i can for hip hop rap opera classical most punk etc etc.
    thats why this site is so wonderful. we have the option of picking and choosing what we want to own. i prefer rock blues progressive some german electronic 60s 70s some sf sounds avant garde classic rock and on and on. i have an eclectic myriad of tastes. thats why i have over 120000 cds in my collection and even more than that in the way of concerts. i have dozens of hard drives full. for example a few years ago i got the entire sugarmegs site put onto one terabyte drive. it was approximately 25-30000 shows.

    wkdn - i think andrew posted the same link 8 posts above.

    By darth on Oct 31, 2012

  20. btw.. i do love jazz fusion. cant get enough stanley clark weather report return to forever chick corea al dimeola paco delucia mahavishnu coryell stanley jordan john mclaughlin and anyone that is normally associated with these people unless it veers too much into the jazz territory. like when metheny got involved with ornette coleman. absolute crap.

    By darth on Oct 31, 2012

  21. ” i do love jazz fusion. cant get enough stanley clark weather report return to forever chick corea al dimeola paco delucia mahavishnu coryell stanley jordan john mclaughlin and anyone that is normally associated with these people unless it veers too much into the jazz territory. like when metheny got involved with ornette coleman. absolute crap.”

    Well, at last you’re not afraid to show that you have a terrible bad taste. What is okay with me at the condition that you don’t judge what you don’t listen too (and obviously don’t understand). The only good Metheny is the one he recorded with Ornette. Your jugement of it, that nobody was asking for, demonstrate that you’re a pure AH.

    By Ph. LeMo on Oct 31, 2012

  22. so if my taste doesnt agree with yours.. its terrible bad? why doesnt this work in reverse? i didnt say i didnt understand anything. i just dont like what i have heard. arent there things in music that u dont like? is it that u dont ‘understand’ those particular styles of music? what an odd accusation? its certainly not obvious to me that i dont ‘understand’ a certain music because i dont like it. i watched and listened to 2 performances of metheny with coleman. i am a huge metheny fan thru out the mid to late 70s and 80s. when i saw his performance at the 88 montreal jazz festival i believe it was.. and ornette joined him.. i recorded it and i was so happy to hear some new metheny til i heard some blaring god aweful train spike like nails from that horn going thru my head. if only he would stop!!! i couldnt understand why anyone would listen to that and enjoy it. i dont get why anyone would like him. but thats why different strokes for different folks is a phrase that exists. i dont put down ppl whose tastes are different from mine. only an asshole would do that. only an asshole would call me one for having what he deems ‘terrible bad taste’. who are u to say that my taste which is just different from yours.. is ‘terrible bad’?
    as for no one asking for my judgement.. no one had to. thats not what this forum is about. its for ppl to express ourselves how we wish. not to attack others like u did me. i didnt prove that im an asshole. u dont know me. to say that pat metheny did nothing good other than the material he recorded with ornette is ignorant. clearly u havent listened to him. hes a superb musician that has done some incredible work. if he hadnt.. why would someone u seem to like..like ornette have been interested in working with him in the first place? did u think about this?
    i find it funny that u call me an asshole because of my opinion and the fact that i have the nerve to express it yet when u do it u dont seem to think that makes u one. wow.
    and these idiots dont understand why i feel like im surrounded by idiots. (eyeroll)

    By darth on Oct 31, 2012

  23. “and these idiots dont understand why i feel like im surrounded by idiots. (eyeroll)”

    pot calls kettle black, again (sighs heavily)

    By barth on Oct 31, 2012

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    By Geri Malkani on Sep 19, 2013

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