Anthony Braxton – Trio And Duet
Sackville SK 3007
No musician in jazz has enjoyed so complex a relationship with the form and its history as saxophonist Anthony Braxton. He has been celebrated and vilified as the music’s figure of radical advance (and still is), while regularly asserting his relationship with tradition by exploring repertoire both famous and forgotten. This 1974 session features Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Richard Teitelbaum (Moog synthesizer) on the one trio piece on the album. The remainder of the program is comprised of duets with bassist Dave Holland playing jazz standards including two previously unissued songs, “I Remember You” and “On Green Dolphin Street”.