Saturday 8 September 2007

Anthony Braxton & Derek Bailey - Moment Précieux (1993)


















"This one is a real treat: two giants of improvisation in pursuit of that enigmatic 'something' on a Canadian stage in 1986. Braxton, clearly derived from the jazz tradition; Bailey, restless occupant of a self-constructed world of non-idiomatic guitar. "Moment Precieux" was an instant improv classic upon its release twelve years ago and is a welcome reissue to CD format. Two long improvisations provide an illuminating view of these mercurial musicians. Bailey's spiky tones, chordal shards and strange harmonics are a source of constant wonder as Braxton's acidulous horn careers forth, spinning wildly into liquid motion and timbral extremes. "Spontaneity, attention, urgency", to quote Art Lange's accompanying notes, are the treasures available to us. Emotion and tranquility are also here. Emptying one's mind of preconceived notions of what true creativity should sound like is the key to experiencing the many delights of this great concert in full". Matt Krieg

Recorded live at the IV Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (October 4, 1986) for the radio program "Jazz Sur le Vif."

Anthony Braxton: alto and sopranino saxophones
Derek Bailey: electric guitar

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7 comments:

Lucky said...

thanks a lot, juju! :)

lucky

Anonymous said...

Dear Bravo Juju

this is a great post! two of the terrific musicians in the improvised music,

thanks for sharing this.

best, Kike.

ps: Keep up the good job!

Lucky said...
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bravo juju said...

hello lucky:
once again, your generosity is more than proverbial. thanks a lot for that.
it may be an unfortunately closed shop, but I think you have the right to protect your links from porn and copy/paste leechers.
is sfr a solution?

Lucky said...

sfr? you mean sfrp? it might be, although i saw one of my links once pop up at regnyouth, which is pretty cheap, but just once. on the other side, i don't have a problem with links being shared, but whole posts, and on ugly sides - uh-uh.
maybe i just start to make my own stuff again - playing accordion, fiddling around with audacity... good fun to do.

Paul said...

Wonderful to stumble across this. Thank you!

Sisk said...

Dear Bravo Juju this is a great post! two of the terrific musicians in the improvised music, thanks for sharing this. best, Kike. ps: Keep up the good job!