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Monday, January 25, 2010

Roscoe Mitchell / Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum / ROVA Sax Quartet - Nickelsdorf 1984

And finally one for the (even) more adventurous listeners... a compilation of partial sets from the 1984 edition of the Konfrontationen festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

This features a large orchestra co-led by Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton, a special project by Mitchell including a string quartet, the duo of Braxton and synths player Richard Teitelbaum, as well as Braxton sitting in with the ROVA Saxophone Quartet.

I hope you're in for a ride!

Roscoe Mitchell / Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum / ROVA
Konfrontationen '84
Nickelsdorf (Austria), Jazzgalerie, Restaurant Falb (outside in the court yard)

*** June 30, 1984 ***

Roscoe Mitchell / Anthony Braxton Creative Orchestra

Roscoe Mitchell - reeds, co-leader
Anthony Braxton - reeds, co-leader
Anthony Holland - reeds
Faruq Z. Bey - reeds
Michael Mossmann - trumpet
Heinz Becker - trumpet
Conny Bauer - trombone
Johannes Bauer - trombone
Penguin Moschner - tuba
Spencer Barefield - guiter
Richard Teitelbaum - piano, synthesizer
Jaribu Shahid - bass
Tani Tabal - drums
Ponda O'Bryan - percussion

1. (9:00)
2. (12:31)

*** July 1, 1984 ***

Roscoe Mitchell Special Project

Roscoe Mitchell - reeds
Michael Mossmann - trumpet
Ponda O'Bryan - percussion
MHSK Stringquartet

3. (13:14)

Anthony Braxton / Richard Teitelbaum

Anthony Braxton - reeds
Richard Teitelbaum - moog synthesizer

4. (7:35)

Rova Saxophone Quartet with Anthony Braxton

John Raskin - baritone, alto & soprano sax, clarinet
Larry Ochs - tenor, soprano & alto sax
Andrew Voight - alto & soprano sax, flute
Bruce Ackley - soprano sax, clarinet
Anthony Braxton - alto sax

5. (6:06)
6. (2:12)
7. (4:13)

TT: 54:52

Sound: A-
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ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

ouscaphil said...

Love anything with my Detroit boys: Faruq Z. Bey, Holland, Barefield, Shahid. Faruq still puts on one of the greatest shows around, and he's on an oxygen tank! Thanks for this one.

Ochyming said...

But RS doesn't like short-pocket people like me.
I'll try later.

Herb Levy said...

Thanks a ton! This looks like a great sampling of that year's festival. I'd been looking (& still am) for a recording of the complete Mitchell/Braxton Creative Orchestra set, but it'll be wonderful to hear this for now.

Thanks again.