10 Compositions (Duet) 1995

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10 Compositions (Duet) 1995
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Live album by Anthony Braxton and Joe Fonda
Released 1996
Recorded August 11, 1995
Venue Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Genre Jazz
Length 72:41
Label Konnex
KCD 5071
Producer Anthony Braxton, Joe Fonda
Anthony Braxton chronology
11 Compositions (Duo) 1995
10 Compositions (Duet) 1995
Four Compositions (Quartet) 1995

10 Compositions (Duet) 1995, also released as Duets (1995), is a live album by composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton with bassist Joe Fonda, recorded at Wesleyan University in 1995 and originally released on the Konnex label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Chris Kelsey stated "This is Anthony Braxton doing what he does best -- playing and improvising on his own idiosyncratic small-group compositions, this time in duet with bassist Joe Fonda, the two also have a go at a pair of standards, which come off as well as one might expect -- you either love or hate the way Braxton interprets traditional material -- but they are heard to best advantage on the several originals written by each. ... This album is a small, rough-cut gem from the mine of available Braxton recordings".[3]On All About Jazz Troy Collins said "On this meeting Braxton and Fonda share ample space, each comments on the tunes in tandem without dominating the roiling, circuitous interplay. A brilliant program addressing all aspects of the jazz tradition, Duets 1995 is a solid representation of Braxton's all-encompassing aesthetic and a wonderful introduction to an enigmatic and often misunderstood genius".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton except where noted.

  1. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 9:50
  2. "Rentlessness" (Joe Fonda) – 10:29
  3. "Out of the Cage" (Fonda) – 5:05
  4. "Something from the Past" (Fonda) – 5:30
  5. "Composition No. 168 + (147 + 63)" – 10:24
  6. "Composition No. 136" – 10:07
  7. "Composition No. 173" – 11:17
  8. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 10:08



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed June 13, 2017
  2. ^ Joe Fonda discography accessed June 13, 2017
  3. ^ a b Kelsey, Chris. 10 Compositions (Duet) 1995 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Collins, T. All About Jazz Review, accessed June 13, 2017