Tropos – Axioms // 75ab (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:17 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Biophilia Records
These performances of compelling new and original music by members of the ensemble, set alongside probing versions of classic Braxton compositions from the 1970s, reflects the wide expressive range and dynamism to be experienced on this album.
When I was studying with Anthony Braxton in the early 90’s, if your teacher told you to get a Real Book, you would go to the main street in a town in Central Connecticut and there was this luggage store that didn’t seem like it sold very much luggage and you’d go down to the basement and there would be an old man there and you’d tell him you wanted to buy a Real Book and he would open a naugahyde suitcase and it would be full of Real Books. Imagine what he had in the other suitcases. Now, imagine an alternate universe version of that story where the Real Books are full of the mid-70’s compositions of Anthony Braxton.
These pieces from the 23 series or the 40 series look like they could be in the Real Book. They fit on one page. You can improvise on them in ways that aren’t totally foreign to mainstream jazz practice. They should be in the Real Book. Now that I’m the teacher who sends the students to the virtual luggage store, these are the compositions that I’m hoping they’ll find. This record is evidence of what happens when people find them, when they make the connection.
01. Tropos – Fronk (06:14)
02. Tropos – Everybody’s Doing It (08:21)
03. Tropos – Marquis 8 (04:31)
04. Tropos – Of the Trellis (07:49)
05. Tropos – Alt-Center (06:22)
06. Tropos – 23c (08:20)
07. Tropos – 23e (06:22)
08. Tropos – 40o (05:14)
09. Tropos – 40b (08:19)
10. Tropos – 23h (05:50)
11. Tropos – 6i (06:51)