November 12, 2020
Today we’re listening to Anthony Braxton, an American jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist. Braxton is associated with the free jazz movement, which emphasized novel techniques and breaks from traditional song structure. We’re playing two of Braxton’s >100 albums. First is Six Monk’s Compositions from 1988, on which Braxton’s four-piece band alternates between hot and cool jazz, sometimes several times on a single track. Second is this year’s Solo in Peitz, on which Braxton plays plaintive solo saxophone improvisations.
We wish you a really good Thursday.