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January 17, 2010

Coastal Jazz Presents Anthony Braxton

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton
with his 12 + 1 tet
Friday, January 29 at 8:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard Street

Improvised Jazz Legend Leads Large Ensemble

Coastal Jazz and Blues Society presents another installment in their presenting season with saxophone legend Anthony Braxton with his 12-piece ensemble, the 12 + 1 tet, in concert Friday, January 19 at the Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

Saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton is a seminal figure in jazz. A highly creative musician, his elaborate works range from solo saxophone performances to compositions for large ensembles. The prolific artist has released more than 100 recordings since 1966.

Braxton is considered a pioneer of avant garde/free/improvised jazz, his creative conceptual and technical approaches expanding upon the works of master improvisers such as John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, Warne Marsh, and Ornette Coleman, and by composers such as Charles Ives, Harry Partch, John Cage, Stockhausen, and Varese.

Braxton has collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Max Roach, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Richard Teitelbaum, Wolf Eyes, and the Robert Schumann String Quartet.

The 12 + 1 tet features Anthony Braxton (reeds/composition), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/trumpet/flugelhorn/bass trumpet), Nicole Mitchell (flutes), Andrew Raffo Dewar, James Fei (reeds), Steve Lehman (saxophones), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Jessica Pavone (violin/alto viola), Mary Halvorson (electric guitar), Reut Regev (trombone), Jay Rozen (tuba), Carl Testa (double bass/bass clarinet), Aaron Siegel (drums/percussion/vibes).

for more info visit www.coastaljazz.ca

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