This day (June 4, 1945), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Anthony Braxton, an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher.
Wikipedia : This day (June 4, 1945), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Anthony Braxton, an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher.
The Tri-Centric Foundation : The Tri-Centric Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports the ongoing work and legacy of Anthony Braxton, while also cultivating and inspiring the next generation of creative artists to pursue their own visions with the kind of idealism and integrity Braxton has demonstrated throughout his long and distinguished career.
@ allmusic : Genius is a rare commodity in any art form, but at the end of the 20th century it seemed all but non-existent in jazz, a music that had ceased looking ahead and begun swallowing its tail.
@ last.fm : Braxton is one of the most prolific American musicians/composers to date, having released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the vast array of instruments he utilizes are the flute; the sopranino, soprano, C-Melody, F alto, E-flat alto, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones; and the E-flat, B-flat, and contrabass clarinets.
@ Discogs :
Video : Solo alto saxophone (2012) . Documentary (2010) . Impressions . On Woody Shaw . w/ William Parker, Hamid Drake – Blue Note, Milano (2007) . w/ Sonic Genome – Cultural Olympiad In Vancouver (2010) . On Stockhausen’S Klavierstücke .