12 May 2011


Here's Anthony Braxton's first japanese adventure - upon request.


Anthony Braxton, sopranino & alto saxophone, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, flute
Masahiko Sato, piano
Keiki Midorikawa, bass
Hozumi Tanaka, percussion (only track 4)

1. Composition 23N 11:45
2. Composition 23P 08:32
3. Composition 23M 10:55
4. Composition 23(O) 10:30

Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on 11th January, 1973.



onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

FWIW, if Braxton is playing the instrument in the picture: that's a contrabass saxophone, not a contrabass clarinet. I've played cb clarinet and it's a cool instrument (and I know that AB frequently plays one as on the Montreux double album); however, cb sax is altogether cooler. There are only a handful, maybe 20 to 30, in the entire world. I look forward to hearing this: it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
-Davide Davidos

Anonymous said...

Dear grgo62,
I am so grateful to your this upload. I had looked for this for long.

So, pls. just wirte your requests on "Request" corner of this blog. I will see them and upload what I have.

onxidlib said...

@ Davide Davidos
I know that it's "only" a contrabass-sax - I haven't found any picture of Braxton with a cbcl...

Concerning a request:

Maybe you have something from the clarinet player Hans Kumpf.
Or the LP from Kim Dae Hwan - "Huk Woo" ("Black Rain") or

"To whom it may concern" Allelopathy ALL-1. Two quartets including Evan Parker.

"Instant Demo"
Jabrec Korea with Choi Sun Bae

this is what comes to my mind for the moment.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

i feel somewhat foolish as I cannot find the link...Help Me

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Sivad said...

I'm very grateful! Thanks!

john said...

many thanks, a nice piece of early Braxton I had on vinyl years ago; I particularly like track 4.

Frédito said...

This is lovely !
Thank you Onxidlib.

1009 said...

Very cool set, with Japanese players I've never heard of but play very well. Nice rip, too!

Anyone out there have a decent scan of this cover?

kinabalu said...

I do, so I did a scan of the front and back of the platter and edited the post accordingly. Trust that's fine with you, onx?

onxidlib said...

Sure :)

Thank you Kinabalu!

Anonymous said...

Bought it shortly after it hit the local shop - '75 I believe. I haven't heard it in a decade or more but recall not finding it as exciting as many of his other records of the period. It will be nice to hear it again. Many thanks.


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DW said...

onxidib, thank you!

Javier Roz said...

Many many thanks onxidlib! What a great one!

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