martes, 26 de mayo de 2009

Max Roach feat. Anthony Braxton - Birth and Rebirth (1978)

The duets with Braxton are a key point. In ther anxiety to sort-code music, critics couldn't decide who was climbing into whose pigeonhole, whether Birth and Rebirth was a better example of reedman's accommodation to the mainstream, or of Roach's avant-garde credentials. In the event, of course, they met exactly head-to-head. Braxton, even on this vintage, is still making respectful gestures towards bop, and Roach is constantly looking for points beyond orthodox time-signatures.
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD - Ninth Edition)

The first of drummer Max Roach's two duet sets with multireedist Anthony Braxton consists of seven fairly free improvisations that they created in the studio. Each of the selections (particularly "Birth" which builds gradually in intensity to a ferocious level, the waltz time of "Magic and Music," the atmospheric "Tropical Forest" and "Softshoe") have their own plot and purpose. Braxton (who performs on alto, soprano, sopranino and clarinet) and Roach continually inspire each other, which is probably why they would record a second set the following year. Stimulating avant-garde music. (Scott Yanow)

  1. Birth
  2. Magic And Music
  3. Tropical Forest
  4. Dance Griot
  5. Spirit Possession
  6. Softshoe
  7. Rebirth
Anthony Braxton - alto, soprano & sopranino saxophones, clarinet
Max Roach - drums

Recorded in September 1978 at Ricordi Studios, Milano.

5 comentarios:

Travis dijo...

kike hurtado dijo...

Excelente Travis!

excelente posteo, otra joya de Black Saint.

muchas gracias, thanks,
Kike :)

velobrewer dijo...

I've many Roach recordings, and maybe more Braxton, but not this gem. It's greatly appreciated.

guairao dijo...

¡Que tiempo que no escuchaba este disco! Mil gracias Travis

Anónimo dijo...

Could you please please re-up?