Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Chicago's AACM spawned great musical diversity, and Jarman and Braxton, both brilliant saxophonists, might be considered almost polar opposites: Jarman's music an incandescent impassioned yearning, Braxton's cerebral, comp... more »
Chicago's AACM spawned great musical diversity, and Jarman and Braxton, both brilliant saxophonists, might be considered almost polar opposites: Jarman's music an incandescent impassioned yearning, Braxton's cerebral, complex, structural play. Even the titles of the compositions will demonstrate that. But the common threads, too, contribute to making this an inspired musical meeting. Each is interested in using a wealth of different sounds, and each possesses an analytical lyricism that draws strongly on modern European composition techniques. They play a host of instruments here, and the textures vary from the unison altos of Jarman's title tune to the flute and piano of his "Dawn Dance One," from the electronics of Braxton's "Ck7 (GN) 436" to the sustained unison of contrabass clarinet and soprano saxophone for his "SBN-A-1-66K." --Stuart Broomer
Nothing is Missing
nadav haber | jerusalem Israel | 05/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This unique CD features a duet by Joseph Jarman (of Art Ensemble of Chicago fame)and Anthony Braxton.
To someone who thinks modern creative jazz is a few guys getting together and making as much noise as they can - this CD will come as a complete surprise. Throughout the CD the mood is controlled, introspective. Tracks 1,2 (with piano),5 are mostly played at a very slow "tempo", with long sounds played by both musicians, exploring each sound and its relation to the other sound/sounds.Track 3 is a short, more energetic tune with the musicians talking over background sounds. Track 4 is a little faster and more dense then the rest, but it is still nothing like "energy playing" I have heard before. There is always an emphasis on the sound, the spaces of silence, and the overall "coloring".
The first 3 compositions are by Jarman. He seems to use the tunes to express a feeling, or an idea. He uses lots of silence, as part of the tune (in the first two tunes)
Braxton's two compositions are very intruiging and stimulating. He works on many level's simultanously, and manages to get such a great result... I just love his music so much.
So, this CD is highly creative and original. It is generally "quiet" and moody, and offers an alternative to people who look for something extra in their music. I recommend it to anyone listening to "free jazz" and other adventerous minds."