Duets with Anthony Braxton
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This December 1977 recording features two of the most prominent AACM musicians, Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton. Mitchell's composition 'run the gamut, beginning with the darkly gorgeous opener that features Braxton's contrabass clarinet nestling evocatively beneath the composer's earthy flute, Mitchell's other pieces investigate the sparer, more abstract realm, as the duo's wide variety of reeds populate the sonic environment with scattered moans, squeaks and pops. Overall, this is a fine meeting between two of the most forward-looking thinkers and players in the music.
ROSCOE MITCHELL, reeds, flutes (right)
ANTHONY BRAXTON, reeds, flute (left)
Thunder Sound, Toronto, December 13, 1976
01. Five Twenty One Equals Eight
02. Line Fine Lyon Seven
03. Seven Behind Nine Ninety-Seven Sixteen Or Seven
04. Cards - Three And Open
05. Composition One
06. Composition Two
07. Composition Three
08. Seven Behind Nine Ninety-Seven Sixteen Or Seven (alternate) Previously Unreleased