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In the Tradition, Vol. 1


Download links and information about In the Tradition, Vol. 1 by Anthony Braxton. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 47:37 minutes.

Artist: Anthony Braxton
Release date: 1974
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal
Tracks: 6
Duration: 47:37
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No. Title Length
1. Marshmallow 7:51
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 4:56
3. Just Friends 9:50
4. Ornithology 7:24
5. Lush Life 12:02
6. Trane's Blues 5:34



The great avant-gardist Anthony Braxton threw the jazz world a curve with this album (and its second volume). Braxton, filling in for an ill Dexter Gordon, was joined by pianist Tete Montoliu, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Tootie Heath for a set of five jazz standards. After playing the melodies fairly straight, Braxton tears into Warne Marsh's "Marshmallow," "Just Friends" and "Lush Life" with very complex and abstract improvisations that are generally ignored by the rhythm section who go about playing in their usual bop-oriented style. An exception is a duet with bassist Pedersen on a very spooky "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," one of two songs on which Braxton plays contrabass clarinet. His solo on "Ornithology" on that instrument is a bit silly, for the contrabass clarinet is so low that one has difficulty telling some of its notes apart from each other. A historical curiosity, this set is not as essential as Braxton's explorations of his own music.