One of the most daring musical pathfinders, Anthony Braxton has several connections to Hungary. Now nearing his 70th birthday, the multi-instrumentalist appeared at the 1984 Debrecen Jazz Days with Hungary's true ambassador of free jazz, György Szabados. A disc entitled Szabraxtondos and comprising material from the concert was even released. In 2004, they returned to the stage together at the Kanjiža Festival of Jazz and Improvisational Music, this time with Vladimir Tarasov on drums. The... resulting recording is entitled Triotone.
The popularity of avant garde and free jazz may have waned since it represented a reserved expression of many peoples' desire for freedom during the struggle for civil rights in the United States, but its cult figures, among them Braxton, continue to make music of relevance even today. Braxton can be heard on over 100 albums since the 1960s, on which he plays a wide array of rarely used wind instruments, unusually ranging from the deepest to the highest in register. During his university years he was an early member, together with fellow wind player Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Jack DeJohnette, of non-profit organisation the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, which is still active to this day. In the 1970s he worked for a short time in the group Circle with Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul. Among those he has partnered are Kenny Wheeler, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Max Roach, Tete Montoliu and Hank Jones. As a composer, Braxton's ideas have been defined by Cage, Stockhausen, Boulez and Schoenberg. In his music to be heard here with his latest group, the Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, a major role is assigned to computer-assisted composition.
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