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Double CD remaster of Braxton's incredible 1978 concert in Koln with a massive orchestra including Ned Rothenberg, Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, Bob Ostertag, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, &c. &c. &c.!

Braxton, Anthony
Creative Orchestra (Koeln) 1978 [2 CDs]

Braxton, Anthony: Creative Orchestra (Koeln) 1978  [2 CDs] (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"The Koeln concert shows us these positive vibrations marching through "the complete continuance of creative music," and on towards the next millennium. The "success of the future" is not a lost cause as long as there is music like this in the air."-Graham Lock

"Although Anthony Braxton does not play on this double CD (whose contents were released for the first time in 1995), his presence is certainly felt. He conducts the band through a fairly free improvisation and five of his compositions. Braxton showed a great deal of insight in originally picking the personnel for nearly every one of the 21 musicians has had an important career in advanced jazz, particularly Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, Michael Mossman, Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Ray Anderson, George Lewis, Marilyn Crispell, and John Lindberg. The music is often dense and atonal but never dull, and the closing composition is a superb piece that displays Braxton's love of marching band music! Although one wishes that Anthony Braxton himself had played, this is a set easily recommended to his fans."- Scott Yanow, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156064428

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 644-2
Squidco Product Code: 11776

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 4 panels
Recorded live in concert at Grober Sendesaal, WDR in Koeln on May 12th, 1978. CD master by Peter Pfister.


Dwight Andrews-wind instruments (saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, nagaswaram, ocarina)

Marty Ehrlich-wind instruments (saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, nagaswaram, ocarina)

Vinny Golia-wind instruments (saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, nagaswaram, ocarina)

J.D. Parran-wind instruments (saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, nagaswaram, ocarina)

Ned Rothenberg-wind instruments (saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piccolo, nagaswaram, ocarina)

Rob Howard-trumpets, flugelhorn

Michael Mossman-trumpets, flugelhorn

Leo Smith-trumpets, flugelhorn

Kenny Wheeler-trumpets, flugelhorn

Ray Anderson-trombones, tuba

George Lewis-trombones, tuba

James King Roosa-trombones, tuba

Marilyn Crispell-piano

Birgit Taubhorn-accordion

Bobby Naughton-vibraphone

James Emery-electric guitar

John Lindberg-bass

Brian Smith-bass

Thurman Barker-percussion, marimba

Bob Osterag-synthesizer

Anthony Braxton-composer, conductor

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Track Listing:

CD 1:

1. Comp. 59 21:46

2. Comp. 51 17:19

3. Comp. 58 12:54

CD 2:

1. Language Improvisations 14:35

2. Composition 55 12:27

3. Composition 45 25:22