Anthony Braxton

23 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (CD LR 402/405)

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23 Standards (Quartet) 2003

Anthony Braxton

Leo Records

5024792040223

LEO 111111

CD LR 402/405

JAZZ

4

23 Standards (Quartet) 2003

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CD 39,99 €

4-CD BOX SET

Anthony Braxton returns with a 4-disc set that resumes where 2001's 8 Standards left off. 23 Standards features the same quartet as the previous release, again touring the archives of jazz and popular song composition to come up with a refreshing and varied program of familiar tunes to work with. Joining Braxton, longtime collaborator Kevin Norton executes percussion, and Andy Eulau plays bass. Remarkable newcomer guitarist Kevin O'Neil exhausts his fretboard on every track, maintaining carpal tunnel inducing runs and tasteful chorded accompaniment. For all his startling compositions with scary chemical equation titles and librarian persona, here Braxton leaves no doubt how rooted in the jazz tradition he remains.

PERSONNEL:

ANTHONY BRAXTON, reed
KEVIN O'NEIL, guitar
KEVIN NORTON, percussion
ANDY EULAU, bass

CD 1:
01. Crazy Rhythm
02. Off Minor
03. Desafinado
04. 26-1
05. Why Shouldn't I; Giant Steps.

CD 2:
01. Tangerine
02. Black Orpheus
03. Round Midnight
04. Ju Ju
05. After You've Gone.

CD 3:
01. Everything I Love
02. I Can't get Started
03. It's a Raggy Waltz
04. Countdown
05. Blue in Green
06. Beatrice

CD 4:
01. Only the Lonely
02. Recorda Me
03. Ill Wind
04. I'll be Easy to Find
05. Three to Get Ready
06. Dolphin Dance