Duets 1976

Braxton, Anthony & Abrams, Muhal Richard

Duets 1976

Braxton, Anthony & Abrams, Muhal Richard

LP
Arista AL 4101
1976
1976
1000523929
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Saxofonisten/kompositören Anthony Braxton och pianisten Muhal Richard Abrams i duo-format. Omväxling garanterad eftersom Braxton växlar mellan en hel hög instrument: altsax, sopranino-sax, contrabas-sax, klarinett och contrabas-klarinett. Baksidestext av Braxton.

"...The results are mixed, with a somewhat ragged approach balanced by enthusiastic playing and an intriguing choice of material. They open with a fine, rollicking version of Eric Dolphy's "Miss Ann" and later launch into, of all things, Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag." Now, Abrams had been playing and performing Joplin and other ragtime composers for many years, predating the early '70s revival occasioned by the movie The Sting, and he glides through the piece with flair and ease. Braxton, however, seems either uncomfortable playing catch up or, perhaps, simply unwilling to perform the music in a straightforward manner. In any case, it makes for a jerky, awkward rendition. Three of Braxton's compositions are also included, two of which are spare, probing sonic investigations while the last, "Composition 40B," is a hugely fun, pulsing number featuring the composer on his superbly unwieldy contrabass sax. The album closes in lovely fashion with a soft, romantic improvisation by the duo, dedicated to Braxton's wife." (Brian Olewnick, allmusic.com)

6 spår; speltid 41:36.

  1. Miss Ann
  2. Cut two
  3. Cut three

 

  1. Maple leaf rag
  2. Cut two
  3. Nickie
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