11 Compositions (Duo) 1995

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11 Compositions (Duo) 1995
11 Compositions (Duo) 1995.jpg
Live album by Anthony Braxton and Brett Larner
Released 1997
Recorded March 24, 1995
Venue Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Genre Jazz
Length 78:45
Label Leo
CD LR 244
Producer Leo Feigin
Anthony Braxton chronology
Seven Standards 1995
(1995)
11 Compositions (Duo) 1995
(1997)
10 Compositions (Duet) 1995
(1995)

11 Compositions (Duo) 1995 is a live album by composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton with kotoist Brett Larner, recorded at Wesleyan University in 1995 and released on the Leo label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy stated:

Here is another example of the remarkable versatility of Anthony Braxton, for this series of nearly eighty minutes of carefully arranged duets, Braxton performs on flute; contra-alto, contrabass, Bb, and soprano clarinets; and sopranino, alto, and F saxophones. Brett Larner joins him on traditional 13-string koto and 17-string bass koto, the combinations of sounds are utterly fascinating; the duo allures with deceptive simplicity. While some of the compositions lean toward familiar abstraction, others are surprisingly melodic. Larner is a fine foil for Braxton's explorations, which demonstrate a slightly off-kilter bop sensibility. ... While not an essential part of the ever-growing Braxton discography, 11 Compositions is nonetheless a highly rewarding session.

— Loewy, Steve. 11 Compositions – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2017.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton.

  1. "Composition 65" – 4:57
  2. "Composition 74B" – 8:12
  3. "Composition 72H" – 2:46
  4. "Composition 74E" – 8:11
  5. "Composition 72A (Take 2)" – 3:51
  6. "Composition 72F" – 6:07
  7. "Composition 74D" – 15:17
  8. "Composition 74A" – 5:27
  9. "Composition 72C" – 4:18
  10. "Composition 87" – 15:31
  11. "Composition 72A (Take 1)" – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed June 13, 2017
  2. ^ Leo Records Catalog accessed June 13, 2017
  3. ^ Loewy, Steve. 11 Compositions – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2017.