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Anthony Braxton has just released the recording of his fifth opera, Trillium E.
October 15, 2011 The rap on the composer and saxophonist, now 66, has always been that his music is difficult. But Braxton himself is far from austere, happily explaining the ambitious ideas behind his unique musical vocabularies.
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Anthony Braxton performs at Le Poisson Rouge.
June 24, 2010 Flanked by members of his 12+2tet on the stage of Le Poisson Rouge, multi-reedist and composer Anthony Braxton couldn't have looked happier. Hear the 12+2tet performance, plus Braxton's surprise spot with his former quartet featuring Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemmingway.
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February 3, 2009 Mosaic Records has re-released the work of jazz musician Anthony Braxton in an eight-CD set. The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton features recordings from the 1970s that previously existed only on vinyl. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has a review.
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April 25, 2001 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead continues with part three of his Avant-Garde Made Easy series. This time he considers composer, improviser and saxophonist Anthony Braxton.
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