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The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (#242)


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The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (#242)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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THE COMPLETE ARISTA RECORDINGS OF ANTHONY BRAXTON

 

DISC I

1. Opus 23B (A) 8:51

2. Opus 23C (A) 3:11

3. Opus 23D (A) 7:04

4. Opus 38A (B) 6:27

5. Opus 37 (C) 8:17

6. Opus 23A (A) 5:29

7. Opus 23H (D) 4:40

8. Opus 23G (D) 8:13

9. Opus 23E (D) 17:17

10. Opus 40M (D)3:23

 

DISC II

1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (D) 7:11

            (M.H. Brown-G. Kahn)

2. Miss Ann (G) 4:09

            (Eric Dolphy)

3. Opus 60 (G) 9:19

4. Opus 40P (G) 7:02

5. Maple Leaf Rag (G) 3:37

            (Scott Joplin)

6. Opus 62 (G) 13:04

7. Nickie (G) 3:15

(A. Braxton-M. R. Abrams)

8. Opus 77A (L) 7:35

9. Opus 77C (L) 6:30

10. Red Top (L) 6:15

            (L. Hampton-B. Kynard)

11. Opus 77D (L) 7:25

 

DISC III

1. Opus 77E (L) 4:26

2. Opus 26F (L) 6:22

3. Opus 77F (L) 6:20

4. Opus 26B (L) 6:58

5. Along Came Betty (L) 8:00

            (Benny Golson)

6. Opus 77G (L) 5:17

7. Opus 26E (L) 6:17

8. Giant Steps            (L) 6:22

            (John Coltrane)

9. Opus 77H (L) 7:05

10. Opus 76 (version one) (J) 20:10

 

DISC IV

1. Opus 76 (version two) (J) 21:28

2. Opus 95 For Two Pianos (M) 49:28

 

DISC V

1. Opus 51 (F) 5:11

2. Opus 56 (F) 7:33

3. Opus 58 (F) 6:44

4. Opus 57 (F) 6:25

5. Opus 55 (F) 7:19

6. Opus 59 (F) 6:41

7. Opus 63 (I) 23:32

 

 

DISC VI:

1. Opus 40N (E) 7:48

2. Opus 23J (E) 13:59

3. Opus 40(O) (E) 7:35

4. Opus 6F (H) 8:17

5. Opus 40K (H) 15.32

6. Opus 6C (H) 10:00

 

DISC VII

Opus 82, part one (K) 54:04

 

DISC VII

Opus 82, part two (K) 58:26

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Only the original LP release number is included for the purposes of this discography.

 

(A) Anthony Braxton (fl, as, contrabass cl), Kenny Wheeler (tp, flg), Leroy Jenkins-1 (vln), Dave Holland (b), Jerome Cooper (d).

            Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, September 27, 1974

            Engineer: Tony May

 

Opus 23B                                            Arista AL-4032

Opus 23C                                                        -

Opus 23D                                                        -

Opus 23A -1                                                    -

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(B) Anthony Braxton (cl), Richard Teitelbaum (Moog synth).

            Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, October 16, 1974

            Engineer: Tony May

 

Opus 38A                                            Arista AL-4032

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(C) Anthony Braxton (sopranino s), Julius Hemphill (as), Oliver Lake (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bari)

            Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, October 16, 1974

            Engineer: Tony May

 

Opus 37                                               Arista AL-4032

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(D) Anthony Braxton (fl, alto fl, sopranino s, as, cl, contrabass cl), Kenny Wheeler (tp, flg), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d).

Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, July 1 & 2, 1975

            Engineer: Tony May

 

You Stepped Out Of A Dream  Arista AL-4064

Opus 23H                                                        -

Opus 23G                                                        -

Opus 23E                                                         -

Opus 40M                                                       -

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(E) Anthony Braxton (sopranino s, as, cl, contrabass cl), Kenny Wheeler (tp), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d, perc, gongs).

            Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 20, 1975

            Engineer: John Temperley

 

Opus 40N                                            Arista AL-5002

Opus 23J                                                         -

Opus 40(O)                                                     -

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(F) Anthony Braxton, Seldon Powell (as), Ron Bridgewater (ts), Bruce Johnstone (bari), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis (tp), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Earl McIntyre (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Muhal Richard Abrams (p), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (d), Leo Smith (cond).

            Recorded at Generation Sound, NYC, February 1976

            Engineer: Tony May

 

Opus 51                                               Arista AL-4080

 

Same sessions: Anthony Braxton (contrabass cl), Roscoe Mitchell (ss), Seldon Powell, Ron Bridgewater (cl), Bruce Johnstone (bass cl), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Leo Smith (tp), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Jack Jeffers (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Richard Teitelbaum (synth), Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederic Rzewski (p), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (tymp, bass d), Barry Altschul (gongs, perc), Philip Wilson (perc).

 

Opus 56                                               Arista AL-4080

 

Same sessions: Anthony Braxton (as, cl), Seldon Powell (as, fl), Ron Bridgewater (ts), Bruce Johnstone (bari, bass cl). Roscoe Mitchell (bass s), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater (tp), Jon Faddis (tp, piccolo tp), Leo Smith (tp, cond), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Jack Jeffers (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Dave Holland (b), Karl Berger (glockenspiel), Warren Smith, Barry Altschul (snare d), Frederic Rzewski (bass d), Philip Wilson (marching cymbals).

 

Opus 58                                               Arista AL-4080

 

Same sessions: Anthony Braxton (fl, contrabass s), Roscoe Mitchell (fl, bass s), Seldon Powell (fl), Ron Bridgewater (cl), Bruce Johnstone (bass cl), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Leo Smith (tp), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Jack Jeffers (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederic Rzewski (p), Dave Holland (cello), Karl Berger (vbs, xylophone, orch chimes), Warren Smith (bass marimba, orch chimes), Barry Altschul (bells, perc, orch chimes), Philip Wilson (d, perc).

 

Opus 57                                               Arista AL-4080

 

Same sessions: Anthony Braxton (as, contrabass s), Seldon Powell (as), Ron Bridgewater (ts), Bruce Johnstone (bari), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis (tp), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Jack Jeffers (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Karl Berger (vbs), Muhal Richard Abrams (p), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (d), Leo Smith (cond).

 

Opus 55                                               Arista AL-4080

 

Same sessions: Anthony Braxton (sopranino s, cl, contrabass cl), Roscoe Mitchell (ss, as, bass s), Seldon Powell (fl), Ron Bridgewater (cl), Bruce Johnstone (bass cl), Kenny Wheeler, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Leo Smith (tp), George Lewis, Garrett List (tb), Eaarl McIntyre (bass tb), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Dave Holland (cello), Muhal Richard Abrams (cond).

 

Opus 59                                               Arista AL-4080

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(G) Anthony Braxton (high E-flat cl, cl, contrabass cl, sopranino s, as, contrabass s), Muhal Richard Abrams (p).

            Recorded at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, NY, August 1 & 2, 1976

            Engineer: Thomas Mark

 

Miss Ann                                              Arista AL-4101

Opus 60                                                           -

Opus 40P                                                         -

Maple Leaf Rag                                          -

Opus 62                                                           -

Nickie                                                              -

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(H) Anthony Braxton (sopranino s, as, contrabass s, fl, cl), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d, perc).

            Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie, November 4, 1976

            Engineer: Carlos Albrecht

 

Opus 6F                                               Arista AL-5002

Opus 40K                                                        -

Opus 6C                                                          -

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(I) Anthony Braxton (sopranino s, contrabass cl), George Lewis (tb), the Berlin New Music Group, Herr Hummel (cond).

            Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie, November 6, 1976

            Engineer: Carlos Albrecht

 

Opus 63                                               Arista AL-5002

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(J) Anthony Braxton (fl, alto fl, high E-flat cl, cl contra-alto cl, contrabass cl, sopranino s, ss, as, contrabass s, taragata, gongs, perc, little instruments), Henry Threadgill (fl, bass fl, as, ts, bari, cl, hub T wall, gongs, perc, little instruments), Douglas Ewart (piccolo, fl, high E-flat cl, cl, bass cl, sopranino s, ss, as, bassoon, Ewartphone, gongs, perc, little instruments).

            Recorded at Streeterville Sound, Chicago, September 22, 1977

            Engineer: Jim Dolan

 

Opus 76 (version one)                            Arista AB-4181

 

Note: Ewart is heard in the left channel, Braxton in the middle and Threadgill on the right.

 

Same as above except omit Threadgill and Ewart, add Roscoe Mitchell (piccolo, fl, cl, ss, as, ts, bari, bass s, gongs, perc, little instruments) and Joseph Jarman (fl, cl, alto cl, bass cl, ss, as, bari, bass s, vibraphone, gongs, perc, little instruments).

 

Opus 76 (version two)                            Arista AB-4181

 

Note: Mitchell is heard in the left channel, Braxton in the middle and Jarman on the right.

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(K) Four 39-piece orchestras from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Kenneth Moore, Gene Young, Robert Baustian, Murray Gross (cond).

            Recorded at Hall Auditorium, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, May 18 & 19, 1978

 

Opus 82                                               Arista A3L-8900

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(L) Anthony Braxton (as).

            Recorded at Big Apple Studios, NYC, November 28, 1978

            Engineer: Kurt Munkasci

 

Opus 77A                                            Arista A2L-8602

Opus 77C                                                        -

Opus 77D                                                        -

Opus 77F                                                         -

 

As above except recorded on November 29, 1978:

Red Top                                               Arista A2L-8602

Opus 26F                                                         -

Opus 26B                                                        -

Along Came Betty                                        -

Opus 77G                                                        -

Opus 26E                                                         -

Opus 77H                                                        -

 

As above except recorded on June 21, 1979:

Opus 77E                                             Arista A2L-8602

Giant Steps                                                       -

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(M) Frederic Rzewski & Ursula Oppens, piano, zither, melodica.

            Recorded at Studio Ricordi, Milano, Italy on September 13-15, 1980

            Engineer: Carlo Martenet

 

Opus 95                                               Arista AL-9559

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Album index:

Arista AL-4032    New York, Fall 1974

Arista AL-4064    Five Pieces, 1975

Arista AL-4080            Creative Orchestra Music 1976

Arista AL-4101    Duets 1976 (with Muhal Richard Abrams)

Arista AB-4181    For Trio

Arista AL-5002    The Montreux/Berlin Concerts

Arista A2L-8602    Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979

Arista A3L-8900    For Four Orchestras

Arista AL-9559    For Two Pianos

 

Original sessions and reissue produced by Michael Cuscuna

Executive producer: Steve Backer

Mastered in 24 bit by Mark Wilder, Sony Studios

 

Special thanks to Steve Backer and Anthony Braxton.

 

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