Twelve Compositions

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Twelve Compositions
Twelve Compositions.jpg
Live album by
Released1994
RecordedJuly 13, 14 & 16, 1993
VenueYoshi's, Oakland, CA
GenreJazz
Length156:41
LabelMusic & Arts
CD-835
ProducerAnthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton chronology
Duo (London) 1993
(1993)
Twelve Compositions
(1994)
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993
(1993)

Twelve Compositions (subtitled Recorded Live in July 1993 at Yoshi's in Oakland California) is a double CD live album by American saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton recorded at Yoshi's in 1993 and released on the Music & Arts label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[5]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Not only do the musicians tackle a dozen of Braxton's complicated originals, but during part of four of them, individual members are assigned the task of playing a different composition than the rest of the group. Obviously this is not music to be taken lightly or merely played in the background. However, listeners with the time and interest will find much to enjoy in the very lively explorations from these masterful musicians".[3] Another by Thom Jurek said "In all, this double-disc set shows how wide-ranging the Braxton Quartet could be, and how these stellar musicians transformed avant-garde ensemble playing in America, if not the world over".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton.

  1. "Composition No. 48" - 13:26
  2. "Composition No. 23M (+108C)" - 14:35
  3. "Composition No. 32" - 5:45
  4. "Composition No. 66 (+135)" - 10:06
  5. "Composition No. 160" - 10:52
  6. "Composition No. 158" - 6:15
  7. "Composition No. 140" - 14:32
  8. "Composition No. 69J (+30+108D)" - 14:05
  9. "Composition No. 20 + 86" - 10:11
  10. "Composition No. 171" - 19:20
  11. Composition No. 23C" - 7:47
  12. "Composition No. 105B" - 9:53
  • Recorded July 13, 1993 (track 7), July, 14, 1993 (tracks 1-6) and July 16, 1993 (tracks 8-12) at Yoshi's Keystone Korner in Oakland, California.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography, accessedate November 14, 2016
  2. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Anthony Braxton accessed November 9, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Twelve Compositions: Oakland, July 1993 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Live at Yoshi's, Oakland, 1993 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.