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Music of Anthony Braxton

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Music of Anthony Braxton

Author : Mike Heffley
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Forces In Motion

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Forces in Motion

Author : Graham Lock
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Based on interviews from a 1985 tour, this book profiles one of jazz's most important figures. Anthony Braxton discusses the expression of his musical visions and related ethical, political, and spiritual beliefs. "Absolutely essential reading." — The Wire.

The Composed Music of Anthony Braxton

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Anthony Braxton

Author : Alun Ford
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In this wide-ranging essay, Alun Ford examines the work of saxophonist-composer extraordinaire Anthony Braxton through a combination of musical semiology and cultural critique. Contextualising Braxton's music through the musics of African-American composers and improvisors ranging from James Reese Europe to Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor, and the musics of Schoenberg, Cage and Stockhausen, Ford shows the interaction of differing traditions -- a "musical hybridity" -- informing Braxton's work since the 1960s. Imported from the UK, exclusive in the US from SPD.

Composition Notes

Author : Anthony Braxton
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"An attempt to document the structural and vibrational considerations of my music ... designed to examine all of my finished compositions ... so that the reader can gain some insight into the thought process that established the final structure" -- Book A, p. i, ii.

Anthony Braxton and the Meta Reality of Creative Music

Author : Graham Lock
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Complete Anthony Braxton Collection

Author : Anthony Braxton
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Anthony Braxton and His Two Musical Traditions

Author : Ronald Michael Radano
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New Musical Figurations

Author : Ronald M. Radano
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New Musical Figurations exemplifies a dramatically new way of configuring jazz music and history. By relating biography to the cultural and musical contours of contemporary American life, Ronald M. Radano observes jazz practice as part of the complex interweaving of postmodern culture—a culture that has eroded conventional categories defining jazz and the jazz musician. Radano accomplishes all this by analyzing the creative life of Anthony Braxton, one of the most emblematic figures of this cultural crisis. Born in 1945, Braxton is not only a virtuoso jazz saxophonist but an innovative theoretician and composer of experimental art music. His refusal to conform to the conventions of official musical culture has helped unhinge the very ideologies on which definitions of "jazz," "black music," "popular music," and "art music" are founded. New Musical Figurations gives the richest view available of this many-sided artist. Radano examines Braxton's early years on the South Side of Chicago, whose vibrant black musical legacy inspired him to explore new avenues of expression. Here is the first detailed history of Braxton's central role in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the principal musician-run institution of free jazz in the United States. After leaving Chicago, Braxton was active in Paris and New York, collaborating with Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, and other composers affiliated with the experimental-music movement. From 1974 to 1981, he gained renown as a popular jazz performer and recording artist. Since then he has taught at Mills College and Wesleyan University, given lectures on his theoretical musical system, and written works for chamber groups as well as large, opera-scale pieces. The neglect of radical, challenging figures like Braxton in standard histories of jazz, Radano argues, mutes the innovative voice of the African-American musical tradition. Refreshingly free of technical jargon, New Musical Figurations is more than just another variation on the same jazz theme. Rather, it is an exploratory work as rich in theoretical vision as it is in historical detail.

Time and Anthony Braxton

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ANTHONY BRAXTON AND HIS TWO MUSICAL TRADITIONS THE MEETING OF CONCERT MUSIC AND JAZZ VOLUMES I AND II AVANT GARDE FREE JAZZ

Author : RONALD MICHAEL RADANO
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musical approach and an aesthetic theory that stand unprecedented in the history of jazz.

Blutopia

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An analysis of the portrayal of African American life, history, and possibility in the work of three important jazz composers.

Northern Sun Southern Moon

Author : Mike Heffley
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Until the 1960s American jazz, for all its improvisational and rhythmic brilliance, remained rooted in formal Western conventions originating in ancient Greece and early Christian plainchant. At the same time European jazz continued to follow the American model. When the creators of so-called free jazz--Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Anthony Braxton, and others--liberated American jazz from its Western ties, European musicians found their own distinctive voices and created a vital, innovative, and independent jazz culture. Northern Sun, Southern Moon examines this pan-Eurasian musical revolution. Author and musician Mike Heffley charts its development in Scandinavia, Holland, England, France, Italy, and especially (former East and West) Germany. He then follows its spread to former Eastern-bloc countries. Heffley brings to life an evolving musical phenomenon, situating European jazz in its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts and adding valuable material to the still-scant scholarship on improvisation. He reveals a Eurasian genealogy worthy of jazz's well-established African and American pedigrees and proposes startling new implications for the histories of both Western music and jazz.

Anthony Braxton 1945

Author : Anthony Braxton
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A Discography Bibliography of Anthony Braxton

Author : Hans Wachtmeister
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Uptown Conversation

Author : Robert G. O'Meally
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Jackson Pollock dancing to the music as he painted; Romare Bearden's stage and costume designs for Alvin Ailey and Dianne McIntyre; Stanley Crouch stirring his high-powered essays in a room where a drumkit stands at the center: from the perspective of the new jazz studies, jazz is not only a music to define—it is a culture. Considering musicians and filmmakers, painters and poets, the intellectual improvisations in Uptown Conversation reevaluate, reimagine, and riff on the music that has for more than a century initiated a call and response across art forms, geographies, and cultures. Building on Robert G. O'Meally's acclaimed Jazz Cadence of American Culture, these original essays offer new insights in jazz historiography, highlighting the political stakes in telling the story of the music and evaluating its cultural import in the United States and worldwide. Articles contemplating the music's experimental wing—such as Salim Washington's meditation on Charles Mingus and the avant-garde or George Lipsitz's polemical juxtaposition of Ken Burns's documentary Jazz and Horace Tapscott's autobiography Songs of the Unsung—share the stage with revisionary takes on familiar figures in the canon: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong.

Honesty Is Explosive

Author : Ben Watson
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This book collects the best of Ben Watson's music and culture writing from 1985-2002, including reviews and essays on significant music--jazz, pop, punk, and classical--written from the author's distinctive "militant aesthetix" point of view; plus reflections on the intersection of madness and music, the world after 9/11, and much more. A major collection by a major critic of the modern music scene.

What Is This Thing Called Jazz

Author : Eric Porter
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Despite the plethora of writing about jazz, little attention has been paid to what musicians themselves wrote and said about their practice. An implicit division of labor has emerged where, for the most part, black artists invent and play music while white writers provide the commentary. Eric Porter overturns this tendency in his creative intellectual history of African American musicians. He foregrounds the often-ignored ideas of these artists, analyzing them in the context of meanings circulating around jazz, as well as in relationship to broader currents in African American thought. Porter examines several crucial moments in the history of jazz: the formative years of the 1920s and 1930s; the emergence of bebop; the political and experimental projects of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; and the debates surrounding Jazz at Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Louis Armstrong, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Duke Ellington, W.C. Handy, Yusef Lateef, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Wadada Leo Smith, Mary Lou Williams, and Reggie Workman also feature prominently in this book. The wealth of information Porter uncovers shows how these musicians have expressed themselves in print; actively shaped the institutional structures through which the music is created, distributed, and consumed, and how they aligned themselves with other artists and activists, and how they were influenced by forces of class and gender. What Is This Thing Called Jazz? challenges interpretive orthodoxies by showing how much black jazz musicians have struggled against both the racism of the dominant culture and the prescriptive definitions of racial authenticity propagated by the music's supporters, both white and black.