Anthony Braxton 1970-1971



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Date: Spring 1970
Location: U.S. tour
Label: [no known recording]

Musica Elettronica Viva (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Frederic Rzewski (p), Alvin Curran, Serge Tcherepnin, Richard Teitelbaum (syn), Maryanne Amacher (oth)

a.In Tune  (Richard Teitelbaum, Barbara Mayfield)
b.Les Moutons De Panurge  (Frederic Rzewski)
c.Rounds  (Alvin Curran)
d.Sticks  (Christian Wolff)
e.Soundpool  (collective improvisation)

"This was our basic program for a tour we did in the USA in 1970. Americans had no hangups about participation; on the other hand, their politics were less evolved than that of European student. But whatever their individual qualities, neither groups had trouble letting-go with MEV. Later, during the same tour, the group was joined by the stimulating presence and sounds of Maryanne Amacher and Anthony Braxton." - Alvin Curran

Details from http://www.alvincurran.com/writings/12%20years%20music%20rome.html

Instrumentation is virtually impossible to determine. All participants played just about every available sound source (including brain waves processed electronically).

The American tour seems to have started in February 1970 (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Feb. 20 & 21, 1970, reviewed in NYT 2/21/70 p.21) but there is no mention of Braxton's participation.


Date: May 19, 1970
Location: Washington Square Methodist Church [aka Peace Church], New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (f, cl, cbc, ss, as, chi), Leroy Jenkins (rec, h, xyl, vn, vl), Muhal Richard Abrams (cl, p, vc), Leo Smith (t, fh, frh, per), Richard Davis (b), Steve McCall (d, per)

a.Muhal - 34:04  (Leroy Jenkins)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5071 - Creative Construction Company (1976)
b.(Live Spiral) - 02:40  (Leroy Jenkins)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5071 - Creative Construction Company (1976)
c.No More White Gloves (With Sand Under Your Shoes Doing A Dance) - 34:28  (Leroy Jenkins)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5097 - Creative Construction Company, vol. II

Group known as Creative Construction Company.

a. and c. were each split across A & B sides of LP issues. (19:24/14:40 and 17:30/16:58)

Jenkins also credited as playing bicycle horn. Smith also credited as playing seal horn.


Date: May 19-24, 1970
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul, Jack DeJohnette (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

This was a Chick Corea trio engagement and Jack DeJohnette brought Braxton to sit in with the trio following Braxton's May 19, 1970 performance with Creative Construction Company at the Washington Square Methodist Church (recording issued by Muse). This was the only night Braxton was present.

The group name Circle did not exist at the time of this session.


Date: August 2, 1970
Location: Upsurge Recording Loft, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

db 9/17/70 p.39: "Chick Corea gave a preview of his new trio (Dave Holland, bass, cello, guitar; Barry Altschul, percussion) at an informal Aug. 2 gathering at the Upsurge Recording Loft on W. 19th St. Anthony Braxton sat in on alto."

The group name Circle did not exist at the time of this session.


Date: August? 1970 - possibly earlier
Location: Baltimore, MD
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 3/73 p.2 - Dave Holland: "Initially we wanted to get a trio together, and we did a gig down at the Vanguard, with Barry and Chick and myself...and Anthony turned up. He came to hear Roy Haynes who was playing there with his group. He came over to talk to us and so we got together a few days later and did a few gigs. We did a concert in Baltimore...the music was so strong...we did a lot of playing in the loft that Chick had and the first music we played was very experimental. We really just opened that up, we just broke down all the barriers and said OK, we'll just play with any sounds that we can find. We used things from the kitchen, and bellows and shouting and singing and whistling...we did all kinds of things. Just to find out how far we could take it. And then it started to get more defined. We started to try to get a bit more precision into the music..."

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.


Date: August 10, 1970
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: ECM

Marion Brown (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, mus, cl, cbc, ss, as, per), Bennie Maupin (af, wf, bcl, ts, per), Marion Brown (cl, as, per), Chick Corea (p, gng, per), Gayle Palmore (p, per, v), Jack Gregg (b, per), Andrew Cyrille (d, per), Larry Curtis, William Green, William Malone (per), Jeanne Lee (per, v)

a.a-01Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun - 17:00  (Marion Brown)
b.b-01Djinji's Corner - 18:04  (Marion Brown)
Both titles on: -     ECM LP 12": 1004 - Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun
-     ECM LP 12": 1004 ST - Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun
-     ECM CD: 527 710-2 - Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun

Omit Larry Curtis (per) on a. Omit William Green (per) on a. Omit William Malone (per) on a.

Brown plays zomari, an African clarinet.


Date: August 13, 1970
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, sss, per), Dave Holland (g, b, per, vc), Chick Corea (p, cel, per)

a.Duet For Bass And Piano #1 - 03:28  (Dave Holland, Chick Corea)
b.Duet For Bass And Piano #2 - 01:40  (Dave Holland, Chick Corea)
c.Danse For Clarinet And Piano #1 - 02:14  (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea)
d.Danse For Clarinet And Piano #2 - 02:34  (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea)
e.Chimes I - 10:19  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton)
f.Chimes II - 06:36  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84465 2 - Early Circle (1992)

Anthony Braxton (cl) on c, d only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on e only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on e, f only. Dave Holland (g) on e, f only. Chick Corea (cel) on e, f only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on c, d. Anthony Braxton (per) on e, f only. Chick Corea (per) on e, f only. Dave Holland (per) on e, f only. Dave Holland (vc) on e, f only.

Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 notes: On all issues, date was erroneously shown as October 13.


Date: August 19, 1970
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, sss, as, chi), Chick Corea (vib, p, cel), Barry Altschul (mar, d, per), Dave Holland (g, b, per, vc)

a.Starp - 05:20  (Dave Holland)
b.Composition 6F - 09:12  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Ballad - 06:43  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul)
d.Percussion Piece - 03:25
     Blue Note LP 12": BN-LA 882-J2 - Circulus
All titles on: -     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84465 2 - Early Circle (1992)

Anthony Braxton (f) on c only. Anthony Braxton (cl) on a only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on a only. Anthony Braxton (as) on b only. Chick Corea (vib) on d only. Omit Barry Altschul (mar) on a, b. Dave Holland (g) on c only. Omit Chick Corea (p) on d. Omit Chick Corea (cel) on b, c. Omit Dave Holland (b) on c, d. Omit Barry Altschul (d) on c, d. Anthony Braxton (chi) on d only. Barry Altschul (per) on a only. Dave Holland (per) on d only. Dave Holland (vc) on a only.

Altschul plays bass marimba on c. d. and woodblocks on a.Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 notes: On all issues, date was erroneously shown as October 19.


Date: August 21, 1970
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, sss, as), Barry Altschul (vib, mar, d, per), Chick Corea (mar, p, per), Dave Holland (g, b)

a.tk 1Quartet Piece #1 - 16:13  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul)
b.tk 2Quartet Piece #2 - 17:33  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul)
c.tk 3Quartet Piece #3 - 12:25  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul)
All titles on: -     Blue Note LP 12": BN-LA 882-J2 - Circulus

Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 notes: On all issues, date was erroneously shown as October 21.


Date: possibly fall 1970
Location: WKCR-FM Studios, Columbia University, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

6 unknown selections.

Assumed this took place between the NYC recording sessions in August and the trip to California.

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.


Date: late September 1970
Location: University Of California, Irvine, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Prior to start of Lighthouse engagement. Details from db 11/26/70 p.37.


Date: September 29 through October 11, 1970
Location: Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (ep), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

db 11/26/70 p.37: "On the other side of town, the Lighthouse reported a noticeable drop in business as the Chick Corea Quartet, known as Circle, followed Joe Henderson. The diet seemed to be too avant-garde for the Hermosa Beach crowd. Personnel included Anthony Braxton, reeds; Corea, electric piano; Dave Holland, bass; Barry Altschul, drums. The group had just come from a jazz workshop at the University of California at Irvine, California, before opening at the Lighthouse. Jimmy Smith followed Corea."

LA Times 10/2/70 p.F11:

LA Times review



Date: October 17-24, 1970
Location: Both/And, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from db 1/7/71 p.42.


Date: probably between October 17 and 24, 1970
Location: San Francisco, CA
Label: [television broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Television program "San Francisco Mix" probably filmed while band was at Both/And. Details from db 1/7/71 p.11.

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.


Date: November 20, 1970
Location: Automation House, East 68th Street, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gordon Mumma (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Leroy Jenkins (vn), David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, Robert Watts (unk)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Second of a series of "Intermedia" concerts.

NYT 11/22/70 p.80: Mr. Mumma and his colleagues played amplified instruments - violins, clarinets, saxophones; a toy zither, xylophone, police whistle, cow belll; a French horn - but never in the conventional musical style.


Date: November 28, 1970
Location: Parktheater Iserlohn, Iserlohn, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.01Toy Room  (Dave Holland)
b.01Q & A - 28:13  (Dave Holland)
c.02There Is No Greater Love - 21:32  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
All titles on: -     CBS/Sony LP 12": SOPL 19XJ - Live In Germany Concert
-     MCA Victor CD: MVCR 237 - Circle 1 - Live In Germany Concert (1996)

a, b performed as medley.

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.Confirmation needed that this was a radio broadcast later produced for issue by CBS/Sony.


Date: ca. December 1970
Location: Südwestfunk Studios, Baden-Baden, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from J&P 2/71 p.26.


Date: December 3, 1970
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Rhymes  (Chick Corea)
b.Toy Room  (Dave Holland)
c.There Is No Greater Love  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
d.Toy Room  (Dave Holland)
e.Rhymes  (Chick Corea)

c. is incomplete on only known source. The second performance of Toy Room moves into a free improvisation.

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.


Date: probably December 1970
Location: Belgium
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

db 2/4/71 p.42: "Pianist Chick Corea's group (Anthony Braxton, reeds; Dave Holland, bass; Barry Altschul, drums) settled down in Belgium for club and radio dates."


Date: January 2, 1971
Location: Europasonor Studios, Paris, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (p)

a.Composition 16 - 08:52  (Anthony Braxton)
     Musica LP 12": FUT 2004 - Recital '71
     Futura LP 12": GER 23 - Recital Paris 1971

a. dedicated to David Tudor.

Braxton plays four piano parts via overdubbing.


Date: January 4, 1971
Location: Théâtre de l'Epée de Bois, Paris, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Come Sunday - 25:10  (Duke Ellington)
     Musica LP 12": FUT 2004 - Recital '71
     Futura LP 12": GER 23 - Recital Paris 1971

Date: February 4, 1971
Location: Polydor Studios, London, UK
Label: Freedom

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, rec, cl, cbc, sss, ss, as), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Dave Holland (b, vc), Barry Altschul (d, per)

a.Composition 6J - 16:35  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 6A - 05:15  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 6I - 09:47  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 22 - 15:00  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Freedom LP 12": 28 459-6 Z - The Complete Braxton (1974)
-     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AF 1902 - The Complete Braxton 1971 (1977)

Anthony Braxton (f) on a only. Anthony Braxton (rec) on a only. Omit Anthony Braxton (cl) on c, d. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on b only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on a only. Anthony Braxton (ss) on d only. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on d. Omit Kenny Wheeler (t) on b, d. Kenny Wheeler (fh) on b only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on d. Omit Barry Altschul (d) on d. Omit Barry Altschul (per) on c, d. Dave Holland (vc) on a only.

On Composition 22 Braxton plays four soprano saxophone parts via overdubbing.

Was some percussion overdubbed? Further details needed.


Date: February 5, 1971
Location: Polydor Studios, London, UK
Label: Freedom

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc, sss, con), Geoffrey Adams, James Anderson, Michael Barnes, John Fletcher, Paul Lawrence (tu), Chick Corea (p)

a.Composition 6K - 04:35  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 6L - 14:34  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 4 - 08:01  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 6M - 06:18  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Freedom LP 12": 28 459-6 Z - The Complete Braxton (1974)
-     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AF 1902 - The Complete Braxton 1971 (1977)

Anthony Braxton (cbc) on d only. Omit Anthony Braxton (sss) on c, d. Geoffrey Adams (tu) on c only. James Anderson (tu) on c only. Michael Barnes (tu) on c only. John Fletcher (tu) on c only. Paul Lawrence (tu) on c only. Omit Chick Corea (p) on c, d. Anthony Braxton (con) on c only.

One or both duets with Corea listed as from February 4, 1971. It is logical that these would have been recorded at the same session, probably apart from the quartet session of February 4. Further details needed.

All tubists play E-flat instruments except Lawrence who plays CC tuba.


Date: February 21, 1971
Location: Maison de l'O.R.T.F., Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, ss, as, mcs, cwb, per), Barry Altschul (bel, d, per), Chick Corea (bel, p), Dave Holland (b, vc)

a.c-01Toy Room  (Dave Holland)
b.c-01Q & A - 24:40  (Dave Holland)
c.a-01Nefertiti - 19:13  (Wayne Shorter)
d.a-02Song For The Newborn - 06:49  (Dave Holland)
e.b-01Duet - 10:31  (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea)
f.b-02Lookout Farm  (Barry Altschul)
g.b-02Composition 6F - 16:06  (Anthony Braxton)
h.d-01There Is No Greater Love - 17:37  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
All titles on: -     ECM LP 12": 1018/19 ST - Paris-Concert (1972)
-     ECM CD: 1018/19 - Paris-Concert

a, b performed as medley.

f, g performed as medley.

Anthony Braxton (f) on a only. Anthony Braxton (cl) on g only. Anthony Braxton (ss) on b, e, g only. Anthony Braxton (as) on b, c, h only. Barry Altschul (bel) on b only. Chick Corea (bel) on g only. Omit Chick Corea (p) on d, f. Omit Dave Holland (b) on e, f. Omit Barry Altschul (d) on d, e. Anthony Braxton (mcs) on a, g only. Anthony Braxton (cwb) on g only. Barry Altschul (per) on b, f, h only. Anthony Braxton (per) on a, g only. Dave Holland (vc) on a, g only.

Braxton plays flexatone on g. Altschul plays samba whistle on b.

LP sides A & B come from the second set (according to Corea's spoken announcement). It is assumed that side C is from the first set and that side D was an encore.

Composition 6F is listed as "73° Kalvin (Variation - 3)"

Private tape of 3 unknown selections, TT: 27:00 also exists. Confirmation needed that this is unissued material.


Date: ca. March 1971
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from HW.


Date: March 4, 1971
Location: Jazzhaus, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.MU14800/1.1Composition 6A - 23:12  (Anthony Braxton)
b.MU14800/1.2Rhymes - 08:14  (Chick Corea)
c.MU14800/2.1Toy Room - 06:07  (Dave Holland)
d.MU14800/2.2Q & A - 12:27  (Dave Holland)
e.MU14800/3.1Composition 6I - 22:58  (Anthony Braxton)
f.MU14800/4.1Composition 6F - 10:25  (Anthony Braxton)
g.MU14800/4.2There Is No Greater Love - 25:02  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)

Recorded and broadcast by NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

Confirmation needed on titles. There are interpolations of other compositions during 03 - "Return to Forever" (from 3:07 to 5:03) and "Sometime Ago" (from 5:03 to 5:50).

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.Sometimes dated March 3 or March 5, 1971.

Two unknown selections, TT: 14:00, dated March 5, 1971. Confirmation needed that these are from March 4, 1971 performance.


Date: March 5, 1971
Location: Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.JZ05134102Composition 6A - 16:25  (Anthony Braxton)
b.JZ05134200Nefertiti - 27:20  (Wayne Shorter)
c.JZ05134301Toy Room  (Dave Holland)
d.JZ05134301Composition 6F - 20:37  (Anthony Braxton)
e.JZ05134302Q & A - 12:40  (Dave Holland)
f.JZ05134401Composition 6I - 04:19  (Anthony Braxton)
g.JZ05134402There Is No Greater Love - 25:05  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)

c, d performed as medley.

Recorded and broadcast by Radio Bremen.

Additional selection: JZ5134101 listed as "Trio" (perhaps omitting Braxton?).

Confirmation needed on a., listed by Radio Bremen log as "Marsch" and credited to Corea and f. listed as "Dune And Tragedy For The Planet Earth" and credited to Braxton. Above compositions are supposition based on previous day's radio broadcast.

Musicians may play additional instruments - further details needed.


Date: ca. March 6, 1971
Location: Bischofsmuhle, Hildesheim, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from HW.


Date: March 18-21, 1971
Location: Hotel Valentino, Terni, Italy
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Further details needed on this engagement listed by HW, which conflicts with March 19, 1971 performance in Bergamo, Italy.


Date: March 19, 1971
Location: Third International Jazz Parade At Bergamo, Donizetti Theater, Bergamo, Italy
Label: [radio broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (sss, as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b, vc), Barry Altschul (d)

a.01Nefertiti - 18:26  (Wayne Shorter)
     I Giganti Del Jazz LP 12": GJ 86 - Chick Corea
     Oxford LP 12": OX/3005 - Live In New York 1974
b.02Composition 6F  (Anthony Braxton)
c.03Ballad  (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul)

Anthony Braxton (sss) on a only. Dave Holland (vc) on a only.

Photos in Jazz Journal 6/71 pp. 8-9: "Circle, Chick Corea's new band, brought the evening to a close with some fiercely original music, featuring contrapuntal interplay between the leader's piano and the angry, excited voice of Anthony Braxton's alto. The quartet was completed by the excellent Dave Holland on bass and drummer Barry Altschul."

Confirmation needed that c. is the same composition that was recorded on August 19, 1970. Instrument details needed.
(TT: 39:00)


Date: March 1971
Location: Bologna, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Two sets of material, TT: 97:00.


Date: April 1971
Location: Royan, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Composition 8C - 08:40  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 8G - 07:59  (Anthony Braxton)
Both titles on: -     NewTone CD: FY 7005 - News From The '70s (2003)

December 1971 in Paris, France is another possibility.


Date: April 19, 1971
Location: Paris, France
Label: [television broadcast]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

3 unknown selections, TT: 29:00.


Date: April 26 through May 2, 1971
Location: Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from db 5/27/71 p.12.


Date: May 4-9, 1971
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from db 5/27/71 p.12.


Date: May 17, 1971
Location: Upsurge Recording Loft, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Gathering - 41:53  (Chick Corea)
     CBS/Sony LP 12": SOPL 20XJ - Gathering
     MCA Victor CD: MVCR 238 - Circle 2 - Gathering (1996)

Corrected date from Lord CDROM 6.0 but this may still be incorrect (possibly 1970): Some sources incorrectly list date of this session as March 17, 1971.

Details needed on additional instruments.

a. split between A & B sides on LP issue.


Date: May 18-23, 1971
Location: Slugs', New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from db 5/27/71 p.12.


Date: July or August 1971
Location: Harding Theater, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from HW.


Date: ending July 4, 1971
Location: Both/And, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Oakland Tribune 7/4/71 p. 8EN: Also closing tonight, at the Both-And, is pianist Chick Corea's Circle; opening Tuesday will be Yusef Lateef's group.


Date: August 3-8, 1971
Location: Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Circle (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Chick Corea (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

LA Times, July 30, 1971 p.F14:

LA Times preview


Date: August 28, 1971
Location: The Gilded Cage, Arcadia, CA
Label: [private recording]

Warne Marsh (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Gary Foster (as), Warne Marsh (ts), Ron Hoopes (p), Paul Ruhland (b), John Tirabasso (d)

a.What Is This Thing Called Love  (Cole Porter)
b.Subconscious-Lee - 09:26  (Lee Konitz)
c.You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 06:17  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
d.317 East 32nd Street - 12:59  (Lennie Tristano)
e.Donna Lee  (Miles Davis)
f.Back Home Again In Indiana - 05:35  (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
g.On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)

a, b performed as medley.

e, f performed as medley.

Location is not definite.Various listings do not agree on sequence and personnel specifics. Pianist is uncertain. Braxton may not appear on all selections.

Final selection was not recorded.


Date: October 4, 1971
Location: Legion Of Honor Palace, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Oakland Trib 9/29/71 p.26: "An evening of avant-garde jazz will be presented Monday, at 8 p.m., in the Little Theater of the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. Playing will be the Mike Nock Underground (Nock, piano and Arp synthesizer; Mel Graves, bass; Eddie Marshall, drums and recorder); the Michael White Group (White, violin; Ed Kelly, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Baba Omson, conga and tabla), and Anthony Braxton, alto sax, reed instruments and flute.The concert is sponsored by the De Young Museum Society and its Patrons of Art and Music."


Date: October 10, 1971
Location: KPFA-FM Studios, San Francisco, CA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (spk)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Interview of Braxton.


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