All the Things You Are/The Angular Apron/Composition 6A
Composition 40J/Composition 110A (+108B+69J)
Personnel: Anthony Braxton (sopranino, soprano alto, & c-melody saxophones, clarinet, flute); Adelhard Roidinger (bass); Tony Oxley (drums).
Producers: Pia Uehlinger, Werner X. Uehlinger.
Recorded at Maison De La Culture, Amiens, France on March 21, 1989. Includes liner notes by Graham Lock.
Personnel: Anthony Braxton (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, C-melody saxophone); Adelhard Roidinger (double bass); Tony Oxley (drums).
Liner Note Author: Graham Lock.
Recording information: Maison De La Culture, Aniens, France (03/21/1989).
Author: Graham Lock.
Photographer: Graham Lock.
Considered by some fans to be Braxton's finest work, SEVEN COMPOSITIONS (TRIO) 1989 is indeed an apotheosis of Braxton's small group work; it's not surprising that he spent most of the next decade working with larger ensembles. Backed with bassist Adelhard Roidinger and drummer Tony Oxley, Braxton reels off some torrid solos on a bewildering variety of reed and woodwind instruments, including clarinet, flute and alto, c-melody, soprano and sopranino saxophones.
Sounding at times like Rahsaan Roland Kirk's brainier younger brother, Braxton combines jazz and European modernism--he claims Stockhausen as his primary influence--like no one else. This is a simply staggering avant-jazz recording.