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Country : United States Label : Victo Genres and styles : Contemporary Jazz Year : 2013
Anthony Braxton

Echo Echo Mirror House

· by Réjean Beaucage

For his ensemble, composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton has developed improvisation techniques allowing him to create sound masses that collide in an incessant counterpoint of ideas, enough to make the unsuspecting initiate dizzy. Here, the genre reaches a climax. Each of the six musicians who accompany him (double bass, percussion, tuba, violin, guitar and cornet) manipulates, in addition to his instrument, an iPod that plays… extracts from the composer’s impressive discography. The result is a magnificent sound poem that takes the listener into a jubilant 62-minute reverie. An excellent live recording at the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville on May 21, 2011.

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