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Anthony Braxton: Bootlegs
January 3, 2013 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Anthony Braxton offers bootlegs of his shows at his Tricentric Foundation website. We offer many bootlegs for free. 13 bootleg albums are added at a time and the newest batch is always available to the public.
He also offers a subscription plan for his record label, and a huge trove of his writings, among other things. (via this appreciation at The Awl)
posted by OmieWise (11 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks OmieWise. I saw a performance in the early 80's and took a peek during a break at his fascinating sheet music. Here is a discussion and some examples.
posted by cosmac at 9:24 AM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Holy shit. I'm a huge Braxton fan (see my comment in this 2005 post, the only previous one focused on AB—and yes, I finally got a copy of Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989, thanks for asking!), and this makes my day. Many thanks, Omie!
posted by languagehat at 10:19 AM on January 3, 2013


Toni Braxton?
I kid, I kid
posted by incandissonance at 10:25 AM on January 3, 2013


Hey, incandissonance! I went to school with Anthony Braxton's son, Tyondai Braxton (of Battles fame). That joke was not to be made in his presence, under punishment of some heavy vibe-ing. Though I was told there is actually some distant relation between the two Houses Braxton, the internet fails to support the assertion.
posted by eric1halfb at 10:42 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I took a class from Braxton in college. Unfortunately it was during the semester when I had mono. I had been looking forward to the class greatly but when it came time to go to it, it was in the afternoon and I was semi-delirious so nothing he said made any sense. I do remember an afternoon when he was explaining his sheet music. The memory is dream-like.

I've always regretted that.

Perhaps this FPP will give me back some of what I missed back then.
posted by sciencegeek at 11:16 AM on January 3, 2013


He is one of the greats. Thank you so much for this! I will be binging on Braxton now.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:55 AM on January 3, 2013


Wow, thank you.
posted by converge at 9:04 PM on January 3, 2013


I took a class from Braxton in college. Unfortunately it was during the semester when I had mono.

Too right. Braxton is always better in stereo.
 
posted by Herodios at 9:05 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm a huge Braxton fan (see my comment in this 2005 post . . . I finally got a copy of Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989

Hey, Hat! I wasn't a member then or I'd've hooked you up.

Have you seen this?

Mosaic Records The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton Limited Edition Box Set

I replaced a whole bunch of worn vinyl with this.

You get:
Arista AL-4032 (New York, Fall 1974)
Arista AL-4064 (Five Pieces, 1975)
Arista AL-4080 (Creative Orchestra Music 1976)
Arista AL-4101 (Duets 1976 (with Muhal Richard Abrams)
Arista AB-4181 (For Trio)
Arista AL-5002 (The Montreux/Berlin Concerts)
Arista A2L-8602 (Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979)
Arista A3L-8900 (For Four Orchestras)
Arista AL-9559 (For Two Pianos)

And if you order before midnight tonight, you also get a complete set of snake knives!
 
posted by Herodios at 9:20 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


> Have you seen this?

No, I hadn't—I deliberately avoid Mosaic catalogs now that I can no longer afford their gorgeous, irresistible products. And now I want something that costs $136.00! Damn you, Herodios! Damn you to hell!!
posted by languagehat at 9:07 AM on January 4, 2013


Damn you, Herodios! Damn you to hell!!

Now that's what I call Hat ART.

Sprache Hat ART.
Ich habe ART.
Und jetzt -- haben wir alle ART.
posted by Herodios at 11:31 AM on January 4, 2013


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