Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A
In my opinion Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A is the top player, Followed by David Murray. I have just one Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A where bass clarinet is featured throughout: Ballads for Bass Clarinet by David Murray. He's still somewhat active, from what I understand. Checking out these players would yield a pretty Karlheinz Stockhausen Song Of The Youths Contact array of musical approaches, though mostly in the 'free music' realm.
Sclavis and Portal are both Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A active today and have sizable discographies; I don't think PB plays it much anymore, though he has recorded on alto clarinet in recent years.
Among recent practitioners I'd check out the wonderful Chicagoan Jason Stein; speaking of Chicagoans, Ken Vandermark plays it as well, though not as frequently as the straight horn. Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A saxophonist Josh Sinton also plays the instrument occasionally and I've heard him Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A alto too. He's a monster instrumentalist, regardless of what reed he's playing. Braxton favors the contrabass clarinet but I have a nagging feeling that there's something on which he plays the bass clarinet.
Posted 3 Mar edited. Beautiful instrument. Seems to be increasingly popular in the UK as an alternative voice for saxophonists. I've heard tenor player Julian Siegel make marvellous use of it in several contexts.
Shabaka Hutchings here in the UK plays bass clarinet brilliantly - he's got the opening solo on this:. Thanks for bringing up Douglas Ewart - I've definitely heard him playing the instrument on record, but live he's had other arrows in his quiver. Brilliant player. You will be able to leave a comment after signing in. Not sure where I would to go from there.
Probably John Surman. Maybe Anthonty Braxton. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Sam Rivers did some interesting things with his bass clarinet before someone stole it. Take it as another recommendation. Edited 3 Mar by A Lark Ascending. I'd like Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A hear Braxton on bass clarinet if anyone can tell me where Stein, Sclavis and Pilz for me too Edited 3 Mar by mjazzg. I once saw Murray and Sclavis do an all bass clarinet duo concert!
Creative Music — 1 Six Solo Improvisations is one such case. Privately released on his imprint Kabell, it seems the album Glenn Astro Throwback not well received upon its release, and may have prompted Smith to write notes 8 pieces. The text directly answers criticisms it faced, and offers an analysis of each of its compositions.
Creative Music, being remarkably singular, defies easy categorization. The language is his own, but flows from a deep history of African American experience and sonic legacy. Rather than following the progressive thread of his peers, he distills thousands of years of music and culture, and then begins again. In his hands, sound is profoundly beautiful thing.
Creative Music is an incredible display of restrained notes which mold themselves into an unmistakable sorrow. Despite the already exposing nature of its form, Smith placed himself at further risk by broadening his sonic pallet into sounds beyond his chosen instrument the trumpet — lacing it with compositions for percussion and flute.
The result is an incredible balanced, multi-layered discourse. An unmistakably towering achievement. That should Jerry Goldsmith Star Trek The Motion Picture you something. Wright, like Noah Howard, with whom he collaborated, was one of the great talents within that NY s ESP scene, the imprint which also release the first two efforts as a bandleader, before, like so many others, leaving the United States for the greener pastures of Europe.
He also remained there for much of his life, releasing a brilliant string of albums under his own name, and founding Center Of The World with Alan Silva, Bobby Few, and Muhammad Ali, all of whom he worked extensively in different incarnations over the years. One For Johnreleased in by BYG Actuel, has always been among my favorite LPs by both Wright, as well as within the series — among the most iconic in the entire history of free jazz.
Thus, in the simplest sense, it represents a perfect opportunity to nod to both. Liberation in every sense of the word. One of the great voices of free jazz, who all to many people forget.
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For the bulk of his long career, Kelan Phil Cohran was a significant contributor to the history of jazz, while remaining one of its most neglected figures. Much of the neglect that Cohran has suffered was self initiated. The Malcolm X Memorial is brilliant, wonderful, overwhelming, and not quite like anything I can call Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A mind. It makes my heart race with every listen. A towering achievement which everyone should own. Call it what you will, but if free jazz is about freedom, this is what it is.
When I discovered this record a few years back, it was like getting hit in the face by a brick. John Carter was a sinfully neglected powerhouse. His energy was overwhelming, as a composer he was profound. Unlike many of his contemporaries who fell into obscurity, Carter languished in it for his entire career.
His name is not only lost, it was almost never known — Jeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind Original Soundtrack another victim of the tragic little attention paid to artists on the West Coast.
Almost everything Carter put his hand to is worthy of attention, but Castles Of Ghana is beyond belief. No one seems to know better. Rather than the freestanding atonality, it utilizes dissonance and tension drawn from tonal and rhythmic friction between multiple players. It defies definition, and persists into unknown territory without neglecting Denis Mpunga Paul K Criola musicological legacy.
Bill Dixon is one of my favorite composers, and Son Of Sisyphus might rank among my top ten records of all time. As a composer he ranks among the best of any era. He spent the next decade composing and recording in isolation. When he returned he was skills as a composer were towering. Dixon only produced a thin discography. His efforts stand as some of the most singular gestures in the history of Jazz, and are even more striking for the context in which they were placed.
Son Of Sisyphus is steeped in restraint and sorrow. It is at once abstract and laced with palpable human emotion. Anthony Braxton B X0 NO 47A scatter and scrape against each other and disappear across tangible distance. The album is filled with a profound sense of space. It feels as though it has breathed itself into existence with no effort on the part of its composer.
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