Anthony Braxton

COMPOSERS: Anthony Braxton
LABELS: Music & Arts
WORKS: Piano Quartet
PERFORMER: Anthony Braxton (p); Marty Ehrlich (as, ss, cl); Joe Fonda (b); Arthur Fuller (d, perc)
Braxton still has the capacity to surprise, here surrendering his role of saxophonist to the accomplished Marty Ehrlich in order to mediate events from the piano. Masterfully deconstructing the standards repertoire, Braxton once again contributes to his own parody – his image less important than his art to which his own contribution is a crucial, albeit supporting, role. Stuart Nicholson