Saturday, September 5, 2015

ANTHONY BRAXTON – Solo - Live At Moers Festival (LP-1974)




Label: Moers Music – 01002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: W. Germany / Released: 1974
Style: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
Recorded live, June 1, 1974 at the 3rd International New Jazz Festival Moers, Germany
Produced by – Burkhard Hennen
Mastered by – Paul Hubweber
Recorded by – Norbert Freibrück & Michael Krause
Photos by – Alex Dutilh (front), Alfred Bangert (back)
Cover Design – Jürgen Pankarz

A1 - JMK– 80 CF N– 7 ...................................................... 8:10
A2 - NNWZ 48 KB N ......................................................... 4:50
A3 - RORRT 33 H7T 4 ...................................................... 5:18
B1 - AOT H MBA T ............................................................ 5:19
B2 - 106 Kelvin M– 16 ....................................................... 5:31
B3 - RZO4M(6) AHW ......................................................... 3:12

All compositions by Anthony Braxton



Six years after his groundbreaking double album of solo alto saxophone compositions / improvisations (For Alto on Delmark), Anthony Braxton was just beginning to receive the wider recognition that would shortly land him a contract with Arista records. Just prior to that event, he recorded this live solo performance at the German Moers festival where he shows that he'd lost none of the fire and imagination evinced on that initial effort. Possibly unique among improvising instrumentalists, Braxton concentrates each piece on a relatively small, carefully delineated "sound territory," routinely uncovering vast amounts of detail and beauty in areas that might appear sparse or bare. Each piece receives its own personalized approach. If he's investigating the properties of stuttered attacks, he follows that particular alley to see where it leads. Probing into a bluesy figure results in a dissection of that theme, laying open to view multiple aspects of its form. His obvious and remarkable fluency on alto allows Braxton to command the subtlest shadings as well as the harshest split tones at will. At the end, the dramatic impact of his performance is clear from the overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic audience reaction. Not an easy recording to locate, Solo: Live at Moers Festival is a worthy companion to his other early solo albums, For Alto and Alto Sax Improvisations: Series F.

(Review by Brian Olewnick)



If you find it, buy this album!

10 comments:

  1. ANTHONY BRAXTON – Solo - Live At Moers Festival (LP-1974)
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  2. Let me be the first to say Thank you for another rarity. Just had an intensive listen to the Trio album, then you delivered another one for my saturday evening. As always. Great stuff and a great post. Thanks for sharing.

    Uwe

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  3. Hey - an unheard Braxton! Thanks again - and again, Vitko, you keep the jewels coming :)))

    Hug, Lucky!

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  4. Fantastic share. What a nice surprise. For Alto is one of my fav Braxton so can't wait to hear this one.
    -eddy johns

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  5. I haven't heard any new solo Braxton for years. Looking forward to this! Many thanks.

    -Brian

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  6. Finally getting around to thanking you for this rare LP. Thanks, Vitko!

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