Aunque uno no ha escuchado con fruición o extensión su obra, esta caja que Mosaic Records planea editar en octubre con todos los discos de Anthony Braxton en su etapa Arista, es probable que acabe en muchas listas de lo mejor del año (y hace poco que se han publicado cajas de nueve discos con toda su música para piano o “12 +1tet” donde en otros nueve discos y un DVD se recogían una serie de conciertos durante cinco noches consecutivas). Esto es lo que dice el sello al respecto:

The Complete Arista Recordings Of Anthony Braxton (8 CDs)
(Release Date - October)
Anthony Braxton is the sort of artist who triggers those heated "Is it jazz?"debates; whatever his music is, it is brilliant. By the time he signed with Arista Records in 1974 at the age of 29, he had emerged as one of the major figures in Chicago's AACM, formed Circle with Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Barry Altchul and lived the expatriate life in Paris and moved freely in jazz and contemporary classical circles.

What made his output at Arista (1974-80) so unique was the range of projects he was able to realize thanks to the supportive budgets of a major label. This 8-CD set rescues his entire 14-LP Arista output from forgotten vaults. From live and studio recordings with his quartet (with Kenny Wheeler or George Lewis, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul) to solo alto excursions to a duet with Muhal Richard Abrams to Creative Orchestra Music to trios with Roscoe Mitchell/Joseph Jarman and Henry Threadgill/Douglas Ewert to his thoroughly composed pieces for two pianos and for four orchestras, Braxton explored every aspect of modern music through his own creative vision with astonishing results.

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