Anthony Braxton 1971-1979



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Date: December 29, 1971
Location: Paris, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, Joseph Jarman (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cbc, as, p, v), Joseph Jarman (f, sss, ss, as, bel, syn, v)

a.a-01Together Alone - 05:39  (Joseph Jarman)
b.a-02Dawn Dance One - 13:46  (Joseph Jarman)
c.a-03Morning (Including Circles) - 02:18  (Joseph Jarman)
d.b-01Composition 21 - 06:10  (Anthony Braxton)
e.b-02Composition 20 - 14:53  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Delmark LP 12": DS 428 - Together Alone (1974)
-     Delmark CD: DD 428 - Together Alone

Composition 21 listed as CK7 (GN) 436 and dedicated to David Berman.
Composition 20 listed as SBN-A-1 66K and dedicated to Malachi Favors.

Compositions 20 and 21 utilize prerecorded tapes.

Coda 12/77 p.3 -

Jarman: That came about, Anthony and I happened to be in Paris at the same time, and we were out having a drink or something, and it came up that we should do a concert. So we did a concert with a dancer by the name of Dawn Jones, and that's how the idea began. Then we made a tape of it later, in the studio.


Date: February 18, 1972
Location: Studio Decca, Paris, France
Label: America

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cbc, sss, as), Michael Joseph Smith (p), Peter Warren (b), Oliver Johnson (d)

a.a-01Donna Lee - 09:10  (Miles Davis)
b.a-02Composition 23L - 12:00  (Anthony Braxton)
c.b-01You Go To My Head - 06:18  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
d.b-02You Go To My Head - 10:15  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
e.b-03Composition 23K - 05:15  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     America LP 12": 30 AM 6122 - Dona Lee
-     Universal CD: 0 4400678632 2 - Donna Lee (2004)

Anthony Braxton (f) on b only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on b only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on b, e only. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on e.

Original issue title is misspelled.

a. dedicated to Charlie Parker
b. dedicated to Howard Freeman
c. dedicated to Dinah Washington
d. dedicated to Lee Konitz
e. dedicated to Charles Warren


Date: February 25, 1972
Location: Studio Decca, Paris, France
Label: America

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.a-01Composition 8I - 04:59  (Anthony Braxton)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 1008 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F (1976)
b.a-02Composition 26A - 09:07  (Anthony Braxton)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 1008 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F (1976)
c.a-03Composition 26J - 06:51  (Anthony Braxton)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 1008 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F (1976)
d.b-01Composition 26B - 17:58  (Anthony Braxton)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 1008 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F (1976)
e.c-01Composition 26D - 02:19  (Anthony Braxton)
f.c-02Composition 8J - 05:25  (Anthony Braxton)
g.c-03Composition 26C - 06:58  (Anthony Braxton)
h.c-04Composition 26I - 07:20  (Anthony Braxton)
i.d-01Composition 26F - 19:01  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     America LP 12": 30 AM 011-012 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F
-     Universal CD: 0 4400678582 0 - Saxophone Improvisations Series F (2004)

CD booklet shows reproduction of tape boxes with date of January 6, 1972. Further details needed.

a. dedicated to Bobby Fischer
b. dedicated to Marie-Claude Conet
c. dedicated to Maurice McIntyre
d. dedicated to Ann Taylor
e. dedicated to Buckminster Fuller
f. dedicated to George Conley
g. dedicated to June Patton
h. dedicated to Dave, Claire, and Louise Holland
i. dedicated to Philip Glass


Date: April 1, 1972
Location: Théâtre du Mouffétard, Paris, France
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, cbc, sss, as), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, ss, vib, p), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.Familie - 55:19  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 008 - Familie

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


Date: May 22, 1972
Location: Town Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, scl, cbc, ss, as, per), John Stubblefield (f, bcl, ts, gng, per), Barry Altschul (mar, per), Dave Holland (b, vc), Phillip Wilson (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.Composition -1 - 14:25  (Anthony Braxton)
     NewTone CD: FY 7005 - News From The '70s (2003)
b.Composition 6N  (Anthony Braxton)
     hat ART CD: 6119 - Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (1992)
c.Composition 6O - 18:18  (Anthony Braxton)
     hat ART CD: 6119 - Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (1992)
d.All The Things You Are - 14:12  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     hat ART CD: 6119 - Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (1992)
e.Composition 6P - 35:11  (Anthony Braxton)
     hat ART CD: 6119 - Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972 (1992)

b, c performed as medley.

Anthony Braxton (f) on e only. John Stubblefield (f) on e only. Anthony Braxton (cl) on a, e only. Anthony Braxton (scl) on e only. John Stubblefield (bcl) on e only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on e only. Anthony Braxton (ss) on e only. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on a. John Stubblefield (ts) on e only. Barry Altschul (mar) on e only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on a. Omit Phillip Wilson (d) on a, e. John Stubblefield (gng) on e only. Barry Altschul (per) on e only. Anthony Braxton (per) on e only. John Stubblefield (per) on e only. Dave Holland (vc) on a only. Jeanne Lee (v) on e only.

e. split on issues (13:46/21:25)

a. dedicated to Jerry Barr
b. dedicated to Jerome Cooper
c. dedicated to Frederic Rzewski
e. dedicated to Jeanne Lee


Date: November 30, 1972
Location: Allegro Studios, New York City
Label: ECM

Dave Holland (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers (ww), Barry Altschul (mar, d, per), Dave Holland (b)

a.a-01Four Winds - 06:32  (Dave Holland)
b.a-02Q & A - 08:34  (Dave Holland)
c.a-03Conference Of The Birds - 04:34  (Dave Holland)
d.b-01Interception - 08:20  (Dave Holland)
e.b-02Now Here (Nowhere) - 04:32  (Dave Holland)
f.b-03See-Saw - 06:40  (Dave Holland)
All titles on: -     ECM LP 12": 1027 - Conference Of The Birds

Date: January 11, 1973
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Denon

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, scl, cbc, sss, as), Masahiko Sato (p), Keiki Midorikawa (b), Hozumi Tanaka (d, per)

a.Composition 23N  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 23P  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 23M  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 23O  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Denon LP 12": YX 7506 - Four Compositions (1973)

Anthony Braxton (f) on b only. Anthony Braxton (scl) on a only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on b only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on d only. Anthony Braxton (as) on c only. Hozumi Tanaka (d) on d only. Hozumi Tanaka (per) on d only.


Date: May 25, 1973
Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

CT 5/25/73 p.B3


Date: May 26, 1973
Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Julius Hemphill (ww), Lester Lashley (tb, vc), Aaron Dodd (tu), Frederic Rzewski (p), Richard Teitelbaum (syn), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
b.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
c.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Omit Anthony Braxton (ldr) on b. Julius Hemphill (ww) on a only. Lester Lashley (tb) on a only. Aaron Dodd (tu) on c only. Frederic Rzewski (p) on c only. Richard Teitelbaum (syn) on b only. Thurman Barker (d) on a only. Lester Lashley (vc) on a only.

CT 5/25/73 p.B3


Date: June 16, 1973
Location: St. Clair Music Library, Toronto, Canada
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Composition 8I  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 8J  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 26F  (Anthony Braxton)
d.I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  (Harry Carroll, Joseph McCarthy)
e.Giant Steps  (John Coltrane)

Details from Coda 10/73 p.35, 43-44, review by Barry Tepperman.

Coda gives an additional title as

CB40L
| (33+L)
D

but this is not a known Braxton composition. Further details needed.

Also three additional unknown selections: "Three of his pieces were loping balladic essays in that bittersweet drum-tight sound of his, drawing sparkling nuance from single notes and turns of phrases. [Composition 8I] (Stage 5) (in its first performance) was orchestral in effect and devastating in power, both moving and ironic in its use of the alto's 'unorthodox' sounds." Possibly from the Composition 8 or 26 series.

"On the other hand it seemed to me last night for instance (I don't know if all those people there were into creative music or contemporary improvised music), they were able to relate to it. The notion blowing around that people if given a chance couldn't really experience creative music is true to a degree, but at some point I find that a lot of people can relate to my music, in all of its different stages. I felt last night for instance the people were able to, even if they didn't exactly know what was happening, be open to experience it." - Anthony Braxton interviewed by Bill Smith on June 17, 1973, published in Coda 4/74 p.6.

Tepperman, in Coda 1/74 p.33 implies that this concert was recorded.


Date: Summer 1973
Location: Vallekilde Jazz Clinic, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ww), Lee Konitz (as), Red Callender, Red Mitchell (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/73 p.29. Program director was Jens Jorn Gjedsted.


Date: Summer 1973
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/73 p.29. Further details needed.


Date: August 18-26, 1973
Location: Chateauvallon Jazz Festival, Chateauvallon, France
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.01Sound-Lee  (Lee Konitz)

Details from Coda 12/73 p.34. Braxton was a substitute for Lee Konitz. Additional unknown titles.


Date: August 18-26, 1973
Location: Chateauvallon Jazz Festival, Chateauvallon, France
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Jean Francois Jenny Clark (b), Charles 'Bobo' Shaw (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/73 p.34. No information on instrument specifics.

"They played a suite especially written for this occasion. A piece that showed some of the aspects in the music of the multidirectional Anthony Braxton. Wheeler and Braxton matched each other beautifully, Wheeler is a musician who has much in common with Braxton, an intellectual player with a cool sound and a good ear for Braxton's intricate written lines. Their performance ended with a bebop-like tune, and drummer Bobo Shaw (from Black Artists Group from St. Louis, BAG) who throughout the piece had revealed himself as a very musical and inventive drummer, kept the music on fire." - Ib Skovgaard Petersen


Date: December 7, 1973
Location: Salle Paul-Fort, Nantes, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (fh), Antoine Duhamel (p), François Mechali (b)

a.Composition -2 - 11:09  (Anthony Braxton)
     NewTone CD: FY 7005 - News From The '70s (2003)

Date: May 29, 1974
Location: Rosenberg Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc, as), Tete Montoliu (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.Marshmallow - 07:51  (Warne Marsh)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1015 - In The Tradition (1974)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
b.Marshmallow - 06:42  (Warne Marsh)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
c.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - 04:56  (Charles Mingus)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1015 - In The Tradition (1974)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
d.Just Friends - 09:50  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1015 - In The Tradition (1974)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
e.Ornithology - 07:24  (Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1015 - In The Tradition (1974)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
f.Lush Life - 12:02  (Billy Strayhorn)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1015 - In The Tradition (1974)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
g.Trane's Blues [aka Vierd Blues; aka John Paul Jones] - 05:34  (John Coltrane)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31015 - In The Tradition (1986)
h.What's New - 09:58  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
i.Duet - 03:30  (Anthony Braxton, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
j.Body And Soul - 10:17  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
k.Donna Lee - 06:35  (Miles Davis)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
l.My Funny Valentine - 08:07  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
m.Half Nelson - 04:17  (Miles Davis)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1975)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 2045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1976)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31045 - In The Tradition, Volume 2 (1987)
All titles on: -     SteepleChase CD: SCS 37003/4 - What's New In The Tradition (1991)

Anthony Braxton (cbc) on c, e only. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on c, e. Omit Tete Montoliu (p) on c, i. Omit Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) on c, i.


Date: June 1, 1974
Location: 3rd International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: Ring

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Composition 26B - 08:10  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 26H - 04:50  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 77B - 05:18  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 26E - 05:19  (Anthony Braxton)
e.Composition 26F - 05:31  (Anthony Braxton)
f.Composition 26G - 03:12  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Ring LP 12": 01002 - Solo - Live At Moers Festival (1976)
-     Moers Music LP 12": 01002 - Solo - Live At Moers Festival (1977)

Date: June 2, 1974
Location: 3rd International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: Ring

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.01Composition 23B - 26:52  (Anthony Braxton)
b.02Composition 23E - 22:46  (Anthony Braxton)
c.03Composition 40O - 08:44  (Anthony Braxton)
d.04Composition 40M - 18:59  (Anthony Braxton)
e.05Composition 23F - 10:53  (Anthony Braxton)
f.06Composition 23D - 11:40  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Ring LP 12": 01010/11 - Quartet - Live At Moers Festival

Omit Kenny Wheeler (t) on a. Omit Kenny Wheeler (fh) on a.

Details from http://www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Tapes.aspx?s=19740602a


Date: ca. July 1974
Location: Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 1/75 p.29.

A private tape exists labeled Italy 1974 that may be this performance. Further details needed.


Date: September 27 and October 16, 1974
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, cbc, sss, as), Julius Hemphill (as), Oliver Lake (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Richard Teitelbaum (syn), Dave Holland (b), Jerome Cooper (d, per), Leroy Jenkins (vn)

a.a-01Composition 23B - 08:50  (Anthony Braxton)
b.a-02Composition 23C - 03:07  (Anthony Braxton)
c.a-03Composition 23D - 07:03  (Anthony Braxton)
d.b-01Composition 38A - 06:33  (Anthony Braxton)
e.b-02Composition 37 - 08:18  (Anthony Braxton)
f.b-03Composition 23A - 05:29  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Arista LP 12": AL 4032 - New York, Fall 1974 (1975)

Anthony Braxton (f) on b only. Anthony Braxton (cl) on d only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on f only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on e only. Anthony Braxton (as) on a, c only. Julius Hemphill (as) on e only. Oliver Lake (ts) on e only. Hamiet Bluiett (bar) on e only. Omit Kenny Wheeler (t) on d, e. Kenny Wheeler (fh) on a only. Richard Teitelbaum (syn) on d only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on d, e. Omit Jerome Cooper (d) on d, e, f. Jerome Cooper (per) on f only. Leroy Jenkins (vn) on f only.


Date: October 3, 1974
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz (as), Dave Brubeck (p), Jack Six (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.29648In Your Own Sweet Way - 07:39  (Dave Brubeck)
b.29649Like Someone In Love - 06:21  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c.29650All The Things You Are - 07:27  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d.29651Don't Get Around Much Anymore - 02:46  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1684 - All The Things We Are (1976)
-     Atlantic Jazz CD: 1684-2 - All The Things We Are

Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on b, d. Omit Lee Konitz (as) on a. Omit Jack Six (b) on d. Omit Roy Haynes (d) on d.


Date: October 7, 1974
Location: Burton Auditorium, York University, Toronto, Canada
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww, cbc, per), Roscoe Mitchell (bsx), Leo Smith (t, per), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Richard Teitelbaum (syn, per), Dave Holland (b), Jerome Cooper (d)

a.I - 01Composition 36  (Anthony Braxton)
b.I - 02[unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)
c.II - 01Composition 23A  (Anthony Braxton)
d.II - 02Composition 23C  (Anthony Braxton)
e.II - 03Composition 23B  (Anthony Braxton)

Omit Anthony Braxton (ww) on b. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on b only. Roscoe Mitchell (bsx) on b only. Leo Smith (t) on a only. Omit Kenny Wheeler (t) on a, b. Omit Kenny Wheeler (fh) on a, b. Richard Teitelbaum (syn) on a only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on a, b. Omit Jerome Cooper (d) on a, b. Anthony Braxton (per) on a only. Leo Smith (per) on a only. Richard Teitelbaum (per) on a only.

Private tape exists.

A solo bass improvisation links c. and d.

Coda 11/74 p.37 gives the title of b. as

ADGMB
SR
(EO-4)

but this is not a known Braxton composition. Further details needed.


Date: October 8, 1974
Location: Thunder Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Label: Sackville

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, as, bd, chi), Leo Smith (t, fh, per), Richard Teitelbaum (syn, per), Dave Holland (b)

a.a-01Composition 36 - 19:00  (Anthony Braxton)
b.b-01The Song Is You - 12:00  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c.b-02Embraceable You - 05:39  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.b-03You Go To My Head - 08:33  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
All titles on: -     Sackville LP 12": 3007 - Trio And Duet (1975)

Anthony Braxton (cl) on a only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on a only. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on a. Leo Smith (t) on a only. Leo Smith (fh) on a only. Richard Teitelbaum (syn) on a only. Omit Dave Holland (b) on a. Anthony Braxton (bd) on a only. Anthony Braxton (chi) on a only. Leo Smith (per) on a only. Richard Teitelbaum (per) on a only.

Smith also credited as playing pocket trumpet and "small instruments" on a.


Date: October 10, 1974
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (sss), Julius Hemphill (as), Oliver Lake (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bar)

a.tk 03Composition 37  (Anthony Braxton)

Private tape exists, labeled "four saxes take 3 mono".

It is assumed that this is Composition 37 with the same personnel as issued although this is apparently not the issued version, which was recorded either September 27 or October 16, 1974.


Date: December 8, 1974
Location: St. Paul's Church, Toronto, Canada
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Impressions  (John Coltrane)

Private tape exists.

Details from Coda 1/75 pp.26, 35-36. This trio was a replacement for the scheduled duo of Sam Rivers and Altschul.

"The first of two sections to the concert was improvisational ending on a theme this trio had once played together. The second section was several tunes, opening with Impressions." - Greg Gallagher


Date: December 9, 1974
Location: Bethune College, York University, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Straight No Chaser  (Thelonious Monk)

Details from Coda 1/75 pp.35-36. Additional unknown selections.

This was an open workshop. Participants included Greg Gallagher and his 9-year-old son Daniel as well as 15-20 others.

"After the discussion had run its course preparations were made to begin the ensemble section of the workshop. Holland assembled the bass players together while Altschul aided the percussionists in setting up three sets of drums. Braxton meanwhile was organizing the brass and woodwind sections and laying out for us his set of signals for the day. When all was ready the trio agreed to begin with a tune called Calvin [s/b Kelvin] which was based on a fairly complex rhythmic figure. Braxton chose me to try and follow the figure and take it into my own world...and an alto and tenor behind me as a chorus. Somehow, I think because of the nature of the piece we just couldn't cut it; we moved on to another figure from which we would take off from. The mechanics of this ensemble were now at work and I could feel the community spirit rising as Braxton would weave in and out of different circles touching certain people on the shoulder to tell them to stop and pointing to others to begin. He called for long soft sounds from the brass to act as a gentle wave of harmonics behind various solos. As a tenor player I had the feeling that the particular sounds and timbres that he called for were initially quite simple, but not so, he had us playing notes as long as we could sustain them; something every horn player must practice daily if he is to build any kind of sound. Gathering momentum he allowed the horns to reach the climax together and restricted the frenetic section in relation to the overall sound, the overall effect. As the piece began with the trio Braxton silenced everyone and the trio played once more. As David Holland gently placed the last singing notes on the bridge of his bass the music paused until the next time our friends would visit." - Greg Gallagher


Date: January 30, 1975
Location: Wollman Auditorium, Columbia University, New York City
Label: JCOA

Leroy Jenkins (ldr), Becky Friend (pic, f), Dewey Redman (mus, cl), Anthony Braxton (cbc), Charles Brackeen (ss), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Leo Smith (t), Sharon Freeman (frh), Joseph Bowie (tb), Willie Davis (tu), James Emery (g), Jerome Cooper (p, d, per), Dave Holland, Sirone [Norris Jones] (b), Roger Blank, Charles 'Bobo' Shaw (d, per), Leroy Jenkins (vn, arr, con), Diedre Murray (vc)

a.For Players Only  (Leroy Jenkins)
     JCOA LP 12": 1010 - For Players Only

a. split across A & B sides of LP issue.


Date: February 7, 1975
Location: Washington Square Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Dave Holland (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: March 1, 1975
Location: Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww, cbc, as, con), Roscoe Mitchell (bsx), Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler (t), Richard Teitelbaum (syn), Glen Howell (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
b.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
c.Composition 46  (Anthony Braxton)
d.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
e.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Anthony Braxton (ww) on a, d only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on b only. Anthony Braxton (as) on e only. Roscoe Mitchell (bsx) on b only. Leo Smith (t) on a only. Kenny Wheeler (t) on d only. Richard Teitelbaum (syn) on a only. Glen Howell (b) on d only. Barry Altschul (d) on d only. Anthony Braxton (con) on c only.

Details from Coda 4/75 p.29 (preview), 10/75 p.30 (review). Dave Holland did not appear and was replaced by Glen Howell.

Confirmation needed on title of c. Composition 46 is for fl, ob, enh, cl, bcl, t, frh, tb, btb, tu. "The piece for ten instruments didn't seem to be very together performance-wise, though it had interesting moments."


Date: March 29, 1975

Label: [private recording]

Karl Berger, Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Karl Berger (vib)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.

Possibly part of the Creative Music Workshop in Woodstock, NY. Confirmation needed.


Date: April 12, 1975
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Dave Holland (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 4/75 p.28, 5/75 p.37-38. No information on instrument specifics.


Date: April 13, 1975
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Dave Holland (b)

a.Q & A  (Dave Holland)
b.You Stepped Out Of A Dream  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)

Details from Coda 4/75 p. 28, 5/75 p.37-38. No information on instrument specifics. Additional unknown selections. Review seems to be of Sunday afternoon performance.


Date: May 16, 1975
Location: Jazz Marathon, Gröningen, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (pic, cl, sss), Kenny Wheeler (fh), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Composition 23E - 16:40  (Anthony Braxton)
     NewTone CD: FY 7005 - News From The '70s (2003)

Issue gives incorrect year of 1974. Correct year from Coda 8/75 p.29.

a. dedicated to Albert Ayler


Date: May 19, 1975
Location: 4th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 8/75 p.31-32. No information on instrument specifics.

A great finale was provided by the Anthony Braxton Quartet (with Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Dave Holland, bass; Barry Altschul, drums). The group uses different concepts and this night they had chosen to play something like 'freebop', cooking music that was stretched out from time to time. Reedman Braxton's intelligent, sometimes sarcastic compositions were perfect vehicles for all four players. Canadian trumpeter Wheeler was in super-form. He has excellent technique, creative imagination and fine taste. In a way he resembles Dave Holland: both are quiet, reflective on the outside, so that their sudden bursts of passion have breathtaking impact. Braxton has found the perfect companions and the festival could not have been brought to a better finish. - Matthias Winckelmann


Date: June 9-22, 1975
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ww), Lee Konitz (as), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Don Cherry, Leo Smith (t), Garrett List (tb), Karl Berger (vib), Frederic Rzewski (p), Dave Holland, David Izenzon, Peter Warren (b), Jack DeJohnette, Stu Martin (d), Ingrid Sertso Berger [aka Ing Rid], Pandit Pran Nath (v)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 8/75 p.35. The extent and specifics of Braxton's (or anyone's) participation are not known. Other visiting artists participated.


Date: June 9-22, 1975
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 8/75 p.37. No information on instrument specifics.

According to Bill Smith, the quartet was rehearsing material for a performance at Studio Rivbea (see June 28, 1975).


Date: June 28, 1975
Location: Studio Rivbea, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Mentioned in Coda 9/75 p.32. Broadcast on WKCR-FM radio. Private tape exists. Details needed on possible additional musicians.


Date: July 1, 1975
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Dave Holland (b)

a.a-01You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 07:09  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
     Arista LP 12": AL 4064 - Five Pieces 1975 (1975)

Date: ca. July 1975
Location: Studio Rivbea, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t), Richard Teitelbaum (syn), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 8/75 p.37: "Braxton's quartet plus Richard Teitelbaum did another gig at Studio Rivbea, and at Anthony and Nicki Braxton's wedding the music was supplied by Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Karl Berger, Garrett List, Dave Holland, Richard Teitelbaum and Barry Altschul. And just as though it needed an ending, the last three days of our vacation was a Michael Cuscuna Arista session of the second Braxton record on that label. What more can there be." - Bill Smith

It is not certain whether this was the June 28, 1975 performance that was broadcast or a different one. No information on instrument specifics. Further details needed.


Date: July 2, 1975
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Arista

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

a.a-02Composition 23H - 04:35  (Anthony Braxton)
b.a-03Composition 23G - 08:05  (Anthony Braxton)
c.b-01Composition 23E - 17:17  (Anthony Braxton)
d.b-02Composition 40M - 03:23  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Arista LP 12": AL 4064 - Five Pieces 1975 (1975)

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


Date: July 12, 1975
Location: Pescara Festival, Pescara, Italy
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 10/75 p.31:

"Anthony Braxton was next, and he came alone with his numerous reeds. This was the magic moment of the evening, for Braxton's solos gave more than an important direction towards the development of unaccompanied solo work. Some of his moments of furious and tender feelings are very successful. Really great creative music!" - Mario Luzzi


Date: July 20, 1975
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, sss, as), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d, gng)

a.Composition 40N - 07:30  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 23J - 14:10  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 40O - 07:38  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Arista LP 12": AL 5002 - The Montreux/Berlin Concerts

a, b performed as medley.

Omit Anthony Braxton (cl) on b. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on c only. Omit Anthony Braxton (sss) on b. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on a. Kenny Wheeler (fh) on b only. Barry Altschul (gng) on a only.

Details from LP and Coda 9/75 p.28.

"Again, it is hard to know just where to give out the honours in a festival such as this, but if Rahsaan Roland Kirk stole the honours on the Friday, then I think maybe Anthony Braxton did the trick on Sunday. His band featuring Barry Altschul on drums, Dave Holland on bass, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn and Braxton on reeds played a superlative set which had the crowd on its feet begging for more. They played with a warmth and cohesion and unity of spirit that was astonishing with Braxton and Wheeler producing exciting and lyrical solos that are almost surprising coming from two such unassuming people. They had a great reception and after the concert, on the way back to the hotel which happened to be the same one I was in, the obviously delighted Braxton joked with the group...'It's a beautiful planet...let's quit now that we're ahead!!' Heaven forbid!" - Jim Galloway


Date: July 21 through August 16, 1975
Location: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Label: [no known recording]

Musica Elettronica Viva (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 6/75 p.31
http://inside.bard.edu/~teitelba/LongCV.html

Details needed on other members of MEV - possibly including Frederic Rzewski.


Date: July 25, 1975
Location: Le Festival Mondial, Juan-les-Pins, France
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Evan Parker (ts), Kenny Wheeler (t)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 10/75 p.37, review by Ted Joans.

Additional unknown musicians.


Date: September 21, 1975
Location: City Center, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from NYT 9/23/75 p.32. This was an afternoon performance showcase for artists signed to Arista Records. It is not known whether other musicians were present.


Date: September 23, 1975
Location: Woodstock, NY
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, cbc, ss, as), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, p), Thomas Keyserling (f, ts), Mark Whitecage (f, acl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Jack Gregg (b), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Don't Fall Around Much Anymore (No. 243) - 06:13  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Morning Bird Call (No. 247) - 08:19  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03Touches (No. 271) - 06:17  (Gunter Hampel)
d.a-04Yes, Earth (No. 220) - 08:05  (Gunter Hampel)
e.b-01Purple Skies (No. 232) - 09:50  (Gunter Hampel)
f.b-02Metanoia (No. 238) - 07:52  (Gunter Hampel)
g.b-03Don't Fall Around Much Anymore (No. 243) - 08:26  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0025 - Enfant Terrible (1975)

Engineer Fred Seibert.

Credits list "+ Ruomi" - who is Gunter Hampel and Jeanne Lee's infant son.


Date: October 3 & 4, 1975
Location: New Foxhole Café, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Dave Holland (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape from one date exists.


Date: October 6 through November 30, 1975
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ww), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Garrett List (tb), Karl Berger (vib), Frederic Rzewski (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack DeJohnette, Stu Martin (d), Ingrid Sertso Berger [aka Ing Rid] (v)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 9/75 p.32. The extent and specifics of Braxton's (or anyone's) participation are not known. Other visiting artists participated.


Date: between October 7 and 12, 1975
Location: Five Spot, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Kenny Wheeler (t), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private recording from one date exists.


Date: November 1, 1975
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Kenny Wheeler (t), Dave Holland (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 10/75 p.27 and Coda 2/76 p.33.

Two sets.


Date: November 2, 1975
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc, ss, as), Kenny Wheeler (t, fh, frh), Dave Holland (b, vc), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 10/75 p.27 and Coda 2/76 p.33.

Two sets.

"The first set can only be described as extraordinary. With Braxton opening on soprano, the music swiftly attained a unity of thought so necessary to its proper execution. The second set was, by comparison, more ordinary, mainly through a lack of the cohesion, the oneness of thought displayed in the first set, but though ordinary by Braxton's standards, it still stands as music born of a remarkable group.

"The swift, angular lines of the unison opening in the first set gave way to an incredible duet between Braxton and Dave Holland. As emerges each time these two perform together, the sympathy and equality of execution was no less than astounding. The remarkable agility of Braxton on all his instruments was comparably matched by the master touch of Holland. The linear movement of this set, which lasted about fifty minutes, was punctuated by alternating instrumentation, dynamics, and form, with sounds ranging from a drum mallet-contrabass clarinet duo reminiscent of a slow motion circus tune, to a feverish contrabass-trumpet upper register squealing match. The beboppish coda returned to the swift angularity of the opening, with a drum solo surprise ending to the piece." - Bryan Hunt


Date: November 3, 1975
Location: University Theater, University Of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
b.East Of The Sun  (Brooks Bowman)

Details from Coda 2/76 p.45.

Additional unknown selections. No information on instrument specifics.

"But more than ever Braxton has become a lyricist, a melodist, a believer in silence and space and a creator of 'threshold music' (a concept he learned from Richard Teitelbaum) in which sounds are created just slightly over the level of hearing. This sense of finding silence and holding it steady with the slightest sounds contributed to a beautiful composition in the Calgary concert." - Eugene Chadbourne


Date: November 5, 1975
Location: Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Naima  (John Coltrane)

Details from Coda 2/76 p.45.

Additional unknown selections. No information on instrument specifics.

"He still can be as intense as anyone, as particularly the Edmonton concert indicated, with the second composition on the program dealing specifically with the range of sound possibilities on the alto at loud dynamic levels." - Eugene Chadbourne


Date: November 6, 1975
Location: The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 2/76 p.45

"At the Vancouver concert, possibly the most interesting piece of the evening - based on percussive smacks and clicks all over the horn's range - was disrupted by a couple of people who were into their joints and thought the whole thing was a joke. Braxton stopped when they began to hoot and holler and began the piece again to, this time, a silent audience. These things can all ruin the time-impact of solo music." - Eugene Chadbourne

and Coda 3/76 p.30:

"The musical highlight of 1975 was, undoubtedly, Anthony Braxton's solo saxophone concert at the Western Front, 303 E. 8th Ave., in November. Expecting about 20 people, Braxton was visibly surprised when over 200 hard-core music supporters gathered to hear him play. In fact, ticket response was so positive some had to be turned away. However, those of us that managed to get in were handsomely rewarded. After a one-hour performance Braxton's creative energy was self-evident. He is a dynamic composer/improviser with a strong bent for tonal exploration and compositional structure. Ideas flow so naturally they seem limitless; the more amazing considering the taxing atmosphere of a solo context. I am happy to report that the entire concert was videotaped and inquiries concerning its availability should be made to the Western Front." - John Orysik


Date: November 15, 1975
Location: 16th Festival Internazionale del Jazz, Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape (TT: 40:00) exists.


Date: January 26 & 27, 1976
Location: The Bottom Line, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel is speculative.


Date: February 2, 1976
Location: Village Gate, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists. Personnel unknown.


Date: February 29, 1976
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 4/76 p.34


Date: March 6 & 7, 1976
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Frederic Rzewski (p), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 4/76 p.32.


Date: March 12-14, 1976
Location: Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Leo Smith (t), Chris Amberger (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Recordings may exist in the collection of Todd Barkan.

Personnel does not involve Dave Holland and Barry Altschul who were in Italy with Sam Rivers at the time.

Coda 5/76 p.28 gives above personnel in a review of the final evening:

"Braxton was joined by Leo Smith, drummer Phillip Wilson, and bassist Chris Amberger. It must have been an inspiring week for the group, for by the time I caught them on the last night, they were a hard-cooking
group indeed.

"Much of the spark came from the dynamic, free-spirited Wilson, a versatile, charismatic musician who was the original drummer for the Art Ensemble of Chicago but left to join the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (!). Braxton obviously enjoys working with him, and their interplay was a sustained high point of the evening.

"The music began with Braxton's angular, abstract compositions (including some from his recent Arista albums). The group exhibited a remarkable empathy for some of Braxton's most delicate structures, gradually building in tempo and intensity, finally developing into a wailing jam in the best Parker-Dolphy tradition. A convincing demonstration, for those who needed it, of the variety and straight-ahead power of Anthony Braxton." - J.N. Thomas


Date: March? 1976
Location: Concerts By The Sea, Redondo Beach, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Leo Smith (t), Dave Holland (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 5/76 p.27


Date: five days in mid-March 1976
Location: Oil Can Harry's, Vancouver, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Gavin Walker (as), Leo Smith (t), Dave Holland (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 6/76 p.23. No information on instrument specifics.

"Anthony Braxton returned with his group for five days in mid-March. Trumpeter Leo Smith replaced Kenny Wheeler who didn't make the trip. I thought Braxton and Smith were slightly upstaged by the dynamic conversations of drummer Philip Wilson and bassist Dave Holland. Wilson's ability to feel the direction of the music, propel it and sustain cohesiveness is uncanny and frightening. An additional highlight was provided by resident alto saxist Gavin Walker who sat in on one set and displayed some fine 'outside' blowing." - John Orysik


Date: March 29 through May 30, 1976
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Becky Friend (f), Anthony Braxton (ww), Oliver Lake (as), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Leo Smith (t), Garrett List (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Karl Berger, Mike Mainieri (vib), Frederic Rzewski (p), Joel Chadabe (syn), Barry Altschul, Ed Blackwell, Steve Haas (d), Jumma Santos (per), Ingrid Sertso Berger [aka Ing Rid] (v), William Ames (oth)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 3/76 p.12. The extent and specifics of Braxton's (or anyone's) participation are not known. Other visiting artists participated.


Date: May 15, 1976
Location: Studio Rivbea, New York City
Label: Douglas

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, sss, as, bsx), George Lewis (tb), Michael Gregory Jackson (g), Anthony Davis (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Barry Altschul, Phillip Wilson (d)

a.Composition 6F  (Anthony Braxton)

Details from Coda 7/76 p.9:

"The last set of the evening spotlighted Anthony Braxton with a septet including George Lewis, an exceptional young trombonist whose conception and technique seemed remarkable, even in such a remarkable context; Anthony Davis on piano; Barry Altschul on drums; and once again Mike Jackson, Fred Hopkins and Phil Wilson. Braxton played bass sax, E-flat soprano, alto, clarinet and contrabass clarinet, and typically for Braxton's music the performance was a mind-bending and incredibly beautiful composition. All members of the ensemble contributed beautifully, with the consistently impressive Mike Jackson producing some of his best work of the weekend. It was my first in-person exposure to Braxton's music, and meeting this intense and remarkable musician briefly was also a rewarding experience. One could only wish the group had played more that night." - Vladimir Simosko

Possible additional selections. Instrument specifics needed.


Date: June 6, 1976
Location: 5th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Kenny Wheeler (t), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from www.moers-festival.com/history


Date: June 7, 1976
Location: 5th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: Moers Music

Anthony Braxton, George Lewis (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, ss, as), George Lewis (tb)

a.a-01Composition 64 - 09:50  (Anthony Braxton)
b.a-02Ornithology - 06:50  (Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
c.a-03Composition 65 - 02:19  (Anthony Braxton)
d.b-01Music For Trombone And B-flat Soprano - 18:18  (George Lewis)
All titles on: -     Moers Music LP 12": 01036 - Elements Of Surprise

Omit Anthony Braxton (cl) on b, d. Omit Anthony Braxton (ss) on b. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on d.


Date: June 7, 1976
Location: 5th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Leo Smith (t)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from www.moers-festival.com/history


Date: June 10, 1976
Location: Creative Music Festival, Mount Tremper, NY
Label: Arista

Richard Teitelbaum (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc, sss, as), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.Crossing - 24:15  (Richard Teitelbaum)
     Arista LP 12": AL 1037 - Time Zones (1977)
     Black Lion CD: BLCD 760221 - Silence/Time Zones (1996)

Crossing dedicated to Roscoe Mitchell.


Date: June 13, 1976
Location: Wollman Auditorium, Columbia University, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Dave Holland (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 7/76 p.24


Date: June 27, 1976
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), George Lewis (tb), Muhal Richard Abrams (p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Tapes held at U.S. Library of Congress.

Library of Congress listing gives "Suite For Duke Ellington" as the sole title. Further details needed.

Amy Lee (The Christian Science Monitor Service) in Elyria, OH Chronicle-Telegram 7/18/76: The only comic note in Anthony Braxton's avant-garde group was the sudden appearance of a contrabass, a World Trade Center of a saxophone. Its grotesque size and height drew a crowd around the stage to gape at it.

Trombone, piano, drums, and the various reed instruments played by Mr. Braxton executed just one extended composition, and it emphasized whispered notes and skillfully cautious dialogues.


Date: July 2, 1976
Location: Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Evans, Dick Hyman, Sarah Vaughan, George Wein (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz (as), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Illinois Jacquet, Roland Kirk, Warne Marsh, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt (ts), Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry (t), Vic Dickenson (tb), Kenny Burrell (g), Count Basie, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Dick Hyman, Carl Schroeder, George Wein (p), George Duvivier, Eddie Gomez, Milt Hinton, Bob Magnusson, Charles Mingus (b), Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Bobbie Rosengarden, Tony Williams (d), Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams (v)

a.01Doggin' Around  (Herschel Evans, Edgar Battle)
b.02Blues  (Traditional)
c.03Someday My Prince Will Come - 05:12  (Frank E. Churchill, Larry Morey)
d.04Billie's Bounce - 06:40  (Charlie Parker)
e.05Subconscious-Lee - 03:36  (Lee Konitz)
f.06East Of The Sun  (Brooks Bowman)
g.07Send In The Clowns  (Stephen Sondheim)
h.08There Will Never Be Another You  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
i.09Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
j.10Down In Honky Tonk Town  (Charles McCarron, Chris Smith)
k.11Old Fashioned Love  (Cecil Mack, James P. Johnson)
l.12Cake Walking Babies From Home  (Chris Smith, Clarence Williams, Harold Troy)
m.13Thanks A Million  (Gus Kahn, Arthur Johnston)
n.14Just Friends  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
o.15It Don't Mean A Thing  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)

Bill Evans (ldr) on c only. Dick Hyman (ldr) on j, k, l only. Sarah Vaughan (ldr) on f, g, h, i only. George Wein (ldr) on m only. Anthony Braxton (as) on n, o only. Lee Konitz (as) on d, e only. Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts) on n, o only. Illinois Jacquet (ts) on a, b only. Roland Kirk (ts) on n, o only. Warne Marsh (ts) on d, e only. Zoot Sims (ts) on a, b only. Sonny Stitt (ts) on n, o only. Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t) on a, b only. Jon Faddis (t) on n, o only. Dizzy Gillespie (t) on f, g, h, i, n, o only. Freddie Hubbard (t) on n, o only. Clark Terry (t) on a, b only. Vic Dickenson (tb) on a, b, m only. Kenny Burrell (g) on a, b only. Count Basie (p) on a, b only. Bill Evans (p) on c, d, e only. Herbie Hancock (p) on n, o only. Dick Hyman (p) on j, k, l only. Carl Schroeder (p) on f, g, h, i only. George Wein (p) on m only. George Duvivier (b) on n, o only. Eddie Gomez (b) on c, d, e only. Milt Hinton (b) on a, b, j, k, l only. Bob Magnusson (b) on f, g, h, i only. Charles Mingus (b) on n, o only. Art Blakey (d) on n, o only. Jimmy Cobb (d) on f, g, h, i only. Roy Haynes (d) on a, b only. Elvin Jones (d) on c, d, e only. Bobbie Rosengarden (d) on j, k, l only. Tony Williams (d) on n, o only. Sarah Vaughan (v) on f, g, h, i only. Joe Williams (v) on a, b only.

This was a midnight concert (late Thursday-earliest Friday). Some listings give date as June 26, 1976 - these are incorrect.

Timing of Subconscious-Lee is of an incomplete recording. Unknown whether complete recording exists.


Date: July 6 & 7, 1976
Location: The Bottom Line, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel is speculative.


Date: September 16, 1976
Location: Bearsville Sound, Woodstock, NY
Label: Arista

Richard Teitelbaum (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.Behemoth Dreams - 18:52  (Richard Teitelbaum)
     Arista LP 12": AL 1037 - Time Zones (1977)
     Black Lion CD: BLCD 760221 - Silence/Time Zones (1996)

Behemoth Dreams dedicated to Maryanne Amacher.


Date: October 18 through December 13, 1976
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Becky Friend (f), Anthony Braxton (ww), Jimmy Giuffre (cl), Oliver Lake (as), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Leo Smith (t), Karl Berger (vib), James Emery (g), Dave Holland, David Izenzon (b), Barry Altschul, Ed Blackwell, Bob Moses (d), Ingrid Sertso Berger [aka Ing Rid] (v)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 7/76 p.25, 9/76 p.34. The extent and specifics of Braxton's (or anyone's) participation are not known. Other visiting artists participated.


Date: October 23, 1976
Location: Donaueschingen Musiktage 1976, SWF Jazz Session, Donaueschingen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, George Lewis (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, scl, cbc, sss, as, cbs), George Lewis (tb)

a.Fred's Garden  (George Lewis)
b.Composition 6F  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 64  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Duet 1 - 41:20  (George Lewis)
e.Donna Lee - 03:26  (Miles Davis)
All titles on: -     hat ART CD: 6150 - Donaueschingen (Duo) 1976 (1994)

a, b, c, d performed as medley.

Instrument specifics needed.


Date: October 28, 1976
Location: Fest Steirischer Herbst, Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (sss, as), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.Four Winds - 15:42  (Dave Holland)
     NewTone CD: FY 7005 - News From The '70s (2003)

Additional unknown selections (TT: 58:00).


Date: October 31, 1976
Location: Jazzfestival "Jazz Life", Dortmund, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc, sss, as, bar), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d, per)

a.Composition 40F  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 23J - 26:10  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 40O - 06:40  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 6C - 09:48  (Anthony Braxton)
e.Composition 40B - 13:58  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     hat ART CD: 6075 - Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 (1991)

a, b performed as medley.

Anthony Braxton (cl) on a, d only. Anthony Braxton (cbc) on a only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on a, c only. Anthony Braxton (as) on b, e only. Anthony Braxton (bar) on c only.


Date: November 4, 1976
Location: Berliner Jazztage, Berlin, Germany
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, sss, as, cbs), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (d, per)

a.Composition 6C - 09:42  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 6F - 09:30  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 40K - 14:00  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     Arista LP 12": AL 5002 - The Montreux/Berlin Concerts

b, c performed as medley.

Anthony Braxton (f) on b only. Omit Anthony Braxton (cl) on a. Omit Anthony Braxton (sss) on c. Anthony Braxton (as) on a only. Omit Anthony Braxton (cbs) on c. Barry Altschul (per) on a only.

According to Francesco Martinelli, this was the final performance by this incarnation of the quartet.


Date: November 6, 1976
Location: Berliner Jazztage, Berlin, Germany
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cbc, sss), George Lewis (tb), Gerald Humel (con)

a.Composition 63 - 23:00  (Anthony Braxton)
     Arista LP 12": AL 5002 - The Montreux/Berlin Concerts

Additional unknown musicians (winds, brass, percussion, and strings) known as the Berlin New Music Group (Gruppe Neue Musik Berlin).


Date: November 13, 1976
Location: Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Oakland Tribune 11/12/76 p.E29.

Unknown if additional musicians participated.


Date: November 14, 1976
Location: Environ, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: December 11 & 12, 1976
Location: A Space, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/76 p.31


Date: Winter 1977
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/76 p.35. Additional performers unknown.


Date: January 24 through March 30, 1977
Location: Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ww), Jimmy Giuffre (cl), Steve Lacy (ss), Lee Konitz, Oliver Lake (as), Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (ts), Don Cherry, Leo Smith (t), Garrett List (tb), Karl Berger, Mike Mainieri (vib), Michael Gregory Jackson, James 'Blood' Ulmer (g), Muhal Richard Abrams, Warren Bernhardt, Frederic Rzewski (p), Barry Altschul, Ed Blackwell, Steve Haas (d), Jumma Santos (per), Leroy Jenkins (vn), Ingrid Sertso Berger [aka Ing Rid] (v), William Ames (oth)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/76 p.38. The extent and specifics of Braxton's (or anyone's) participation are not known. Other visiting artists participated, including the Woodstock Dance Ensemble.


Date: April 6 & 13, 1977
Location: Blue Rock Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Woody Shaw (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, sss, as), Arthur Blythe (as), Woody Shaw (t, c, fh), Muhal Richard Abrams (p), Cecil McBee (b), Joe Chambers, Victor Lewis (d)

a.a-01Iron Man - 06:30  (Eric Dolphy)
b.a-02Jitterbug Waltz - 08:26  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
     32 Jazz CD: 32039 - Dark Journey (1998)
c.a-03Symmetry - 08:24  (Andrew Hill)
     32 Jazz CD: 32180 - Givin' Away The Store 2 (2000)
d.b-01Diversion - 02:55  (Woody Shaw)
e.b-02Song Of Songs - 13:35  (Woody Shaw)
f.b-03Diversion - 02:52  (Woody Shaw)
All titles on: -     Muse LP 12": MR 5160 - The Iron Men (1981)
-     32 Jazz CD: 32069 - Two More Pieces Of The Puzzle (1998)

Anthony Braxton (cl) on b only. Anthony Braxton (sss) on e only. Arthur Blythe (as) on a, e only. Anthony Braxton (as) on c only. Woody Shaw (t) on c, e only. Woody Shaw (c) on a, b only. Woody Shaw (fh) on d, f only. Joe Chambers (d) on a, c only. Victor Lewis (d) on b, e only.

d. listed as Diversion One and f. listed as Diversion Two. These are two takes of the same improvised composition.


Date: April 17 & 18, 1977
Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Muhal Richard Abrams (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape from 4/17/77 exists.

Details from Chicago Tribune 4/17/77 p.E19.


Date: April 29 & 30, 1977
Location: The Kitchen, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from NYT 4/24/77 p.D40 listing and NYT 5/1/77 p.70 review:

Three Reed Players Improvise at Kitchen

Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Anthony Braxton, who performed music for varying combinations of saxophones, clarinets, and flutes at the Kitchen Friday, were the most promising young reed players of the Chicago jazz avant-garde 10 years ago. Today they are practically elder statesmen. A school of improvisational reed playing has sprung up behind them, and this is not surprising, for they have opened jazz to an unprecedented palette of instrumental sounds while demonstrating that spontaneity and a thoughtful approach to structural organization need not be incompatible.

Between them, the three musicians played more than 20 woodwinds during their concert at the Kitchen, but the unusual instrumentation was not employed for its shock value. Even a piece for bass and contrabass saxophones, composed by Mr. Braxton, avoided cuteness. The switching of instruments by individual players took place in an orderly fashion; it did not intrude on the flow of the music.

The trio played pieces by Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Braxton at Friday's concert, with Mr. Jarman's compositions set for another day, and the bravura contrapuntal passages, silences, variations in dynamics and timbre, and satisfying resolutions into chords and unisons the two writers provided guided the collective improvising without unnecessarily circumscribing it.

Mr. Jarman, who plays a battery of wind, percussion, and stringed instruments when performing as a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and is not often heard soloing at length, turned in several captivating statements, especially a breathy tenor saxophone rhapsody and some celebratory bass clarinet solos.

Mr. Mitchell, who never plays a phrase when a note will do, was catapulted into an alto saxophone improvisation of staggering vitality and richness by one of Mr. Braxton's composed passages. Mr. Braxton was particularly effective on his huge contrabass saxophone, on alto saxophone, and on his regular and contrabass clarinets.

- Robert Palmer


Date: September 22, 1977
Location: Streeterville Sound, Chicago, IL
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Douglas Ewart (pic, f, bsn, cl, scl, bcl, sss, ss, as, gng, per), Anthony Braxton (f, af, cl, scl, cac, cbc, trg, sss, as, cbs, gng, per), Henry Threadgill (f, bf, cl, as, ts, bar, gng, per)

a.version IComposition 76 - 20:22  (Anthony Braxton)
     Arista LP 12": AB 4181 - For Trio (1978)

Two versions were performed - the first with Braxton, Ewart, Threadgill and the second with Braxton, Jarman, Mitchell.

Ewart also credited as playing Ewartphone. Threadgill also credited as playing Hub "T" Wall.

All performers also credited as playing "little instruments". Note: "little instruments refers to homemade instruments - bells, flutes, etc., etc. (if listed separately would require more space than this album could provide)."


Date: September 22, 1977
Location: Streeterville Sound, Chicago, IL
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Roscoe Mitchell (pic, f, cl, ss, as, ts, bar, bsx, gng, per), Anthony Braxton (f, af, cl, scl, cac, cbc, trg, sss, as, cbs, gng, per), Joseph Jarman (f, cl, acl, bcl, ss, as, bar, bsx, vib, gng, per)

a.version IIComposition 76 - 20:56  (Anthony Braxton)
     Arista LP 12": AB 4181 - For Trio (1978)

Two versions were performed - the first with Braxton, Ewart, Threadgill and the second with Braxton, Jarman, Mitchell.

All performers also credited as playing "little instruments". Note: "little instruments refers to homemade instruments - bells, flutes, etc., etc. (if listed separately would require more space than this album could provide)."


Date: November 8-12, 1977
Location: Storyville, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (wf, tb, tu), Brian Smith (b, vc), Thurman Barker (d), Leroy Jenkins (vn)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Two sets each night. Details from NYT 11/6/77 p.D39 listing and NYT 11/10/77 p.73 review.

Jazz: Braxton Leads New Band
By Robert Palmer

The new Anthony Braxton band performing at Storyville through Saturday affords a chance to become acquainted with some important new faces and to hear more familiar musicians in a new light. It is a thicker, heavier band than those Mr. Braxton has fronted in the past, but it is finely balanced in sonorities, personalities, and talents. If it stays together it will undoubtedly be the best group Mr. Braxton has led.

Foremost among the new faces is Ray Anderson, a trombonist whose reputation has preceded him to New York. Like George Lewis, his predecessor in Mr. Braxton's trombone chair. Mr. Anderson has a fluency and range on the instrument that would have seemed impossible a few years ago. But his sound is higher and more pinched than Mr. Lewis's, like a trombone version of John Coltrane's tenor saxophone sound, and he has ideas of his own.

The other new faces are Thurman Barker, a deft and attentive drummer who has been a mainstay of Chicago's jazz scene for some years but is rarely heard in the East, and Brian Smith, a bassist with exemplary intonation and a dark, booming sound.

Leroy Jenkins, the violinist from the recently disbanded and sorely missed Revolutionary Ensemble, has rejoined Mr. Braxton, his cohort in a groundbreaking trio and quartet of the late 1960s. Mr. Jenkins is the most resourceful and dependably inspiring violinist of the modern period, and he is also a canny group improviser, at home in both the wispiest and densest situations. When Mr. Braxton switches from saxophone to saxophone and clarinet to clarinet, Mr. Anderson triples on trombone, tuba, and wood flute, and Mr. Smith plays some cello, the constancy of Mr. Jenkins's violin sound serves as a kind of beacon around which the group's shifting colors seem to revolve.


Date: November 15, 1977
Location: Padova, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Muhal Richard Abrams (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: November 22, 1977
Location: Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Muhal Richard Abrams (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.

Date and location need confirmation - see November 22, 1977 performance in Dortmund, Germany.


Date: November 22, 1977
Location: Dortmund, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.

Date and location need confirmation - see November 22, 1977 performance in Dortmund, Germany.


Date: February 18, 1978
Location: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists. Additional musicians may be present - details needed.


Date: February 20, 1978
Location: Harwick College, Oneonta, NY
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Leo Smith (t)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: March 2, 1978
Location: Warner Theater, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

- DID NOT TAKE PLACE -

Elyria, OH Chronicle-Telegram, March 1, 1978 p.C2:

Concert is Cancelled

A New Directions Recital Series concert at Oberlin College featuring Anthony Braxton and scheduled for Thursday night in Warner Concert Hall has been cancelled.

(Concert was announced in same newspaper on p.C4)


Date: March 30, 1978
Location: The Place, Eugene, OR
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

realtilli.ndo.co.uk/infofiles/brax78-03-30.txt


Date: April 14 & 15, 1978
Location: Public Theater, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Unknown additional musicians may or may not be present.

Details from NYT 4/9/78 p.D35.


Date: April 19 & 20, 1978
Location: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 4/78 p.27, Coda 6/78 p.30.


Date: April 21, 1978
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Label: [private recording]

Ron Newman (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Ron Newman (con)

a.piece for saxophone and orchestra - unknown title  (Ron Newman)

Private tape exists.

Additional orchestra present. Uncertain whether Newman conducted his own piece and what instrument Braxton played.


Date: April 21, 1978
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: April 30 and May 1 & 3, 1978
Location: C.I. Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Arista

Ran Blake (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as), Ran Blake (p)

a.a-02Vanguard - 05:08  (Ran Blake)
b.a-03Solitaire - 03:07  (Bill Russo)
c.b-01Biko - 01:50  (Ran Blake)
d.b-05The Ballad Of Hix Blewitt - 01:23  (George Russell)

Anthony Braxton (as) on a only.

LP issue gives no date specifics.


Date: May 2, 1978
Location: Teatro Araldo, Roma, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.

Additional unknown musicians may or may not be present.


Date: May 4, 1978
Location: Beginner's Studio, Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (as)

a.Composition 77A - 08:30  (Anthony Braxton)
b.Composition 138M - 06:40  (Anthony Braxton)
c.Composition 106D - 09:20  (Anthony Braxton)
d.Composition 77H - 07:25  (Anthony Braxton)
e.Composition 138P - 05:14  (Anthony Braxton)
f.You Go To My Head - 07:16  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
g.Composition 26E - 13:09  (Anthony Braxton)
h.Composition 8D - 06:31  (Anthony Braxton)
i.Composition 26F - 06:27  (Anthony Braxton)
j.Composition 106F - 05:15  (Anthony Braxton)
k.Impressions - 02:11  (John Coltrane)
All titles on: -     Leo CD: GY 017 - Solo (Köln) 1978 (2002)

Date: May 5, 1978
Location: Jazz Ost-West Festival, Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape (TT: 44:00) exists.


Date: May 12, 1978
Location: Großer Sendesaal WDR, Köln, Germany
Label: hat ART

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, J. D. Parran, Ned Rothenberg (ww), Rob Howard, Michael Philip Mossman, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler (t), Ray Anderson, George Lewis, James King Roosa (tb), Bobby Naughton (vib), Thurman Barker (mar, d), James Emery (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), Birgit Taubhorn (acc), Robert Ostertag (syn), John Lindberg, Brian Smith (b), Anthony Braxton (con)

a.01Language Improvisations - 14:34  (Anthony Braxton)
b.02Composition 55 - 12:27  (Anthony Braxton)
c.03Composition 45 - 25:21  (Anthony Braxton)
d.04Composition 59 - 21:45  (Anthony Braxton)
e.05Composition 51 - 17:19  (Anthony Braxton)
f.06Composition 58 - 12:56  (Anthony Braxton)
All titles on: -     hat ART CD: 2-6171 - Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978 (1995)

Date: May 14, 1978
Location: 7th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, J. D. Parran, Ned Rothenberg (ww), Rob Howard, Michael Philip Mossman, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler (t), Ray Anderson, George Lewis, James King Roosa (tb), Bobby Naughton (vib), James Emery (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), Birgit Taubhorn (acc), Robert Ostertag (syn), John Lindberg, Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d), Anthony Braxton (con)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private recording (TT: 53:16) exists. Details from Coda 8/78 p.29.


Date: May 15, 1978
Location: 7th International Festival Of New Jazz, Moers, Germany
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 8/78 p.29


Date: May 16, 1978
Location: Espace Cardin, Paris, France
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith (ldr), Dwight Andrews, Anthony Braxton, Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, J. D. Parran, Ned Rothenberg (ww), Rob Howard, Michael Philip Mossman, Kenny Wheeler (t), Leo Smith (t, con), Ray Anderson, Joseph Bowie, George Lewis, James King Roosa (tb), Bobby Naughton (vib), James Emery (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), Birgit Taubhorn (acc), Robert Ostertag (syn), John Lindberg, Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker, Charles 'Bobo' Shaw (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape (TT: 69:46) exists.


Date: May 18 & 19, 1978
Location: Hall Auditorium, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Label: Arista

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Robert Baustian, Anthony Braxton, Murray Gross, Kenneth Moore, Gene Young (con)

a.Composition 82  (Anthony Braxton)

TT:114:30

Four orchestras:

Celeste Johnson (pic, f), Joel Karr (af), Pamela Hill (ob), Cameron McClusky (enh), Allen Smith (bsn), Michael Zakim (cl), John Guest (cl, scl), Mark Gallagher (bcl), John Bourque, David Driesen (t), Robert Asmussen, Richard Ruotolo, Mark Kaiser (tb), Barry Jenson (tu), John Gardner, Andrew Collier, Stephen Pascher (per), Francine Swartzentruber, Shelley Fowle, Lilyn Graves, Lorraine Adel, Robert Scarrow, Marriane Smith, Marcus Woo, Amorie Robinson, Jennifer Steiner, Kathy Blackwell (vn), Naomi Barlow, James Thomas, Sarah Bloom, Rachel Yurman (vl), Steven Harrison, Elizabeth Warren, Suzanne Wijsman, Elizabeth Knowles (vc), Mark Shapire, Suzanne Tarshis, Leon Dorsey (cb), Cynthia Mowery (hrp)

Leonard Garrison (pic, f), Wendy Tarnoff (af), Carolyn Hove (ob), Giselle Lautenbach (enh), Ann Kosanovic (bsn), Alan Campbell, Thomas Gotwals (t), David Fogg, Ann Mondragon, David Stocklosa (tb), Brian Bailey (tu), David Wiles, John Kennedy, Philip Seeman (per), Barry Sargent, Zabeth Oechlin, Edward Shlasko, Steven Schuch, Audrey Hale, Lori Fay, Andra Marx, Alison Feuerwerker, Ellen Ziontz, Lauri Gutman (vn), Amy Leventhal, Jeffery Durachta, Kathleen Elliott, Helen McDermott (vl), Tom Rosenberg, Steven Drake, Dawn Wilder, Sarah Binford (vc), Michael Talbert, Robert Adair, Mikkel Jordan (cb), Naomi Markus (hrp)

Betsy Adler (pic, f), Adam Kuenzel (af), James Hois (ob), Bernard Gabis (enh), Deanna Kory (bsn), Bela Schwartz (cl), David Bell (cl, scl), David Ballon (bcl), Dave Rinaldi, Chris Kerrebrock (t), Bradley Cornell, Kadie Nichols, Mark Adams (tb), Steven Box (tu), Galen Work, Gregg Linde, Victor Thomas (per), Karin von Gierke, Stanislav Branovicki, Susan Demetris, Monique Reid, Judith Bixler, Sally Becker, Elizabeth Welch, Susan Brenneis, Julie Badger, Jane Moon (vn), Nanci Severence, David Rogers, Dee Ortel, Beth Thorne (vl), Carol Elliott, Aaron Henderson, Matthew Wexler, Michele McTeague (vc), Jeffrey Hill, Matthew McCauley, Jeffrey Soule (cb), Nancy Lendrim (hrp)

Virginia Elliott (pic, f), Carol Goodwillow (af), Michael Harrison (ob), Claudia Patton (enh), Mark Gross (bsn), James Colbert (cl), Marta Schworm (cl, scl), Carol Robinson (bcl), James Kirchenbauer, William Camp (t), Brian Campbell, Eileen Jones, Erik Johnson (tbn), John Lomonaco (tu), Andre Whatley, Charles Wood, Derek Davidson (per), Peter Jaffe, Diane Cooper, David Wilson, Pamela Stuckey, Mary Bolling, Shannon Simonson, Lynda Mapes, Margaret Morgan, Johnathan Dunn, Jennifer Doctor (vn), Norin Saxe, Theodore Chemey, Alex Guroff, Igor Polisitsky (vl), Kathy Kelly, Daniel Kazez, Carole Stipleman, Steven Wise (vc), Arthur Kell, David Seckinger, Daniel Savage (cb), Susan Kelly (hrp)


Date: May 23, 1978
Location: Porrentruy, Switzerland
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: July 8, 1978
Location: 10th Festival Internazionale del Jazz, Stadio Comunale, La Spezia, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape (TT: 30:00) exists.

Sometimes misdated as August 7, 1978.


Date: July 11, 1978
Location: Pisa, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: July 12, 1978
Location: Pisa, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ldr), Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
b.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Omit Roscoe Mitchell (ldr) on a. Omit Roscoe Mitchell (ww) on a.

Private tape exists.


Date: July 15, 1978
Location: Wuppertal, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: August 17, 1978
Location: D.C. Space, Washington, DC
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from WP 8/18/78 p.A1.


Date: August 18, 1978
Location: D.C. Space, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape of one show exists.


Date: August 19, 1978
Location: D.C. Space, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tapes of two shows exist.


Date: January 15, 1979
Location: Milano, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: February 3, 1979
Location: Kent State Winter Jazz Festival, Student Center Ballroom, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.

Details from Cadence 3/79 p.42, Elyria, Ohio Chronicle-Telegram 1/19/79 p.13 and 2/9/79 p.16:

The highlight of the night was Braxton's solo show in which he maintained a strong flow of improvisational saxophone playing. His serious approach to jazz was reflected in his performance which set him above the other musicians performing that night.

Braxton creates an emotional state around his music with tonic notes and an intense style that is hard to forget. He has played with Sam Rivers, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Jazz Composers Orchestra. His latest album is titled "For Trio," which features scientific notation.

- Debbie Courtwright


Date: March 2, 1979
Location: Entermedia Theater, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Cadence 3/79 p.44, Coda 4/79 p.36.


Date: ca. April 1979
Location: Teatro Manzoni, Pistoia, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), John Lindberg (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape (TT: 112:00) exists. Date is unknown, probably close to April 19, 1979 Verona performance.


Date: April 19, 1979
Location: Sala della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), John Lindberg (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists. Personnel needs confirmation.

According to http://www.realtilli.ndo.co.uk/infofiles/brax79-04-19.txt the festival flyer gives incorrect location of Teatro Filarmonico.


Date: June 5, 1979
Location: Palm Studio, Paris, France
Label: Moers Music

Roscoe Mitchell, Leo Smith (ldr), Dwight Andrews (f, ww, cl, ts), Anthony Braxton (f, ww, cl, cbc, as), Douglas Ewart (f, ww, cl, acl), Marty Ehrlich (ww, cl, bcl, bar), Wallace McMillan (ww, as), Roscoe Mitchell (as), Rob Howard, Michael Philip Mossman, Hugh Ragin, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler (t), Ray Anderson, George Lewis, Alfred Patterson (tb), Pinguin Moschner (tu), Bobby Naughton (vib), Marilyn Crispell (p), Pheeroan akLaff (d, per)

a.Sketches From Bamboo, part 1 - 13:17  (Roscoe Mitchell)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02024 - Sketches From Bamboo (1979)
b.Linefine Lyon Seven - 10:15  (Roscoe Mitchell)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02024 - Sketches From Bamboo (1979)
c.Sketches From Bamboo, part 2 - 13:49  (Roscoe Mitchell)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02024 - Sketches From Bamboo (1979)
d.a-01Harmonium - 17:04  (Leo Smith)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02026 - Budding Of A Rose (1979)
e.a-02Mutumishi - 05:35  (Leo Smith)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02026 - Budding Of A Rose (1979)
f.b-01Budding Of A Rose - 21:17  (Leo Smith)
     Moers Music LP 12": MoMu 02026 - Budding Of A Rose (1979)

Omit Roscoe Mitchell (ldr) on d, e, f. Omit Leo Smith (ldr) on a, b, c. Omit Dwight Andrews (f) on a, b, c. Omit Anthony Braxton (f) on a, b, c. Omit Douglas Ewart (f) on a, b, c. Omit Dwight Andrews (ww) on d, e, f. Omit Anthony Braxton (ww) on d, e, f. Omit Marty Ehrlich (ww) on d, e, f. Omit Douglas Ewart (ww) on d, e, f. Omit Wallace McMillan (ww) on d, e, f. Omit Dwight Andrews (cl) on a, b, c. Omit Anthony Braxton (cl) on a, b, c. Omit Marty Ehrlich (cl) on a, b, c. Omit Douglas Ewart (cl) on a, b, c. Omit Douglas Ewart (acl) on a, b, c. Omit Marty Ehrlich (bcl) on a, b, c. Omit Anthony Braxton (cbc) on a, b, c. Omit Anthony Braxton (as) on a, b, c. Omit Wallace McMillan (as) on a, b, c. Omit Dwight Andrews (ts) on a, b, c. Omit Marty Ehrlich (bar) on a, b, c.

Crispell discographer Rick Lopez received confirmation from Crispell that these were recorded simultaneously.


Date: July 26, 1979
Location: Verona, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton, Max Roach (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Max Roach (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape exists.


Date: August 31, 1979
Location: Willisau Jazz Festival, Willisau, Switzerland
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton, Max Roach (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Max Roach (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 10/79 p.35.


Date: October 5 & 6, 1979
Location: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Hugh Ragin (t), John Lindberg (b), Thurman Barker (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Details from Coda 12/79 p.37.


Date: November 1, 1979
Location: Berlin, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.Composition 94  (Anthony Braxton)

Private tape exists.


Date: November 19, 1979
Location: Firenze, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Anthony Braxton (ww), Ray Anderson (tb), Richard Teitelbaum (syn)

a.Composition 94  (Anthony Braxton)