Saturday, October 4, 2008

Anthony Braxton - Piano Quartet, Yoshi's 1994

A tough nut to crack, this one, and only distantly related to Braxton's other excursions into standards territory. Let me know what you think.

Anthony Braxton - piano
Marty Ehrlich - woodwinds
Joe Fonda - double bass

Arthur Fuller - percussion

CD 1

1. Exotica (John Coltrane) 13:16
2. Woody 'n' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 8:15

3. Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) 15:54

4. Bluesette (Toots Thielemans) 12:46

5. Stablemates (Benny Golson) 9:54

6. Marionette (Billy Bauer) 11:33

7. Cherokee (Ray Noble) 5:03

CD 2

1. The Duke (Dave Brubeck) 9:22
2. Nica's Dream (Horace Silver) 13:19

3. Lament (J.J. Johnson) 10:50

4. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) 10:42

5. Star Eyes (Don Raye / Gene DePaul) 8:43

6. I Remember You (Victor Schertzinger / Johnny Mercer) 12:34

7. Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) 9:38

CD 3
1. Line for Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) 14:12
2. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown) 10:09

3. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 16:22

4. Jinrikisha (Joe Henderson) 13:39

5. What's New? (Johnny Burke / Bob Haggart) 15:11

6. Minority (Gigi Gryce) 9:02

CD 4
1. Nardis (Miles Davis) 13:50
2. Booker's Waltz (Eric Dolphy) 8:59

3. Body and Soul (Johnny Green / Edward Heyman / Robert Sour / Frank Eyton) 7:42

4. Just Friends (John Klenner / Sam M. Lewis) 13:32

5. Afternoon in Paris (John Lewis) 11:22

6. I Can't Get Started (Duke Ellington-Ira Gershwin) 15:02

7. Early Autumn (Ralph Burns / Woody Herman / Johnny Mercer) 8:29

Recorded live at Yoshi's Nitespot, Oakland, CA (USA) June 15-19, 1994
Released in 1996 by Music & Arts [CD-4849(4)]


Festoonic said...

hideo said...

niiiiiice! (no problem getting my head wrapped around any Brax)


GBML said...

I do have this CD & and i tell you what i think about it
if this is distant to others A.B. standards excursion besid the '93 parker project and the not much good interprations of the steplechasse albums this album(s) offers us a really wide excursion on the tradion and he break his barriers buy playing 4 sets on the piano and have the "courage" (not negative mean) to excurse trough Waldron, Silver, Lewis & strayhorn compositions. And the bonus a real bonus here is Marty or did you ever heard marty playing so much (& good) tradition.

This is not only a very good album but yes if you want a (for A.B.) historical one.

I must to have (fisically)!

Anonymous said...

any chance this will get reposted? i've been searching for this album and can't seem to find it...

Anonymous said...

Would love to pick this up. Any chance it could get reposted?

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for all these great posts!!! I too would love to see the new links for this record... :)

Festoonic said...

And I'd love to have the time again to upload these four discs. I can't believe they were idle long enough for rapidshare to delete them. Maybe sometime in the new year I'll put them up again...