|Deluxe 4-CD set packaged in a slipcase with a booklet and copious photos of the recording session.
A historic reunion after 12 years released to celebrate Braxton's 65th birthday. These studio improvisations were recorded in August 2007 at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where Braxton is Professor of Music. Each of the four improvisations have their own unique character and instrumental color, lasting approximately one hour each.
Braxton had this to say of working with Hemingway again: “I have always felt that Gerry and I have had a complete affinity in the music. This was the case from the very beginning and nothing has changed. If anything our affinity has only deepened. … Gerry and I have a compositional/improvisational way of thinking that has always really fit together in a unique way … because Gerry hears everything that is happening in the space.”
Hemingway on working with Braxton again: “For me, making music with Anthony was always one of the most profound affirmations of everything I believed in about music and creativity. … In the duo sessions we were meeting in the mutual setting of invention, sharing equal responsibility in the musical outcome.”
Extensive liner notes by Graham Lock, who has been writing about Braxton since the late 1980s.
Anthony Braxton: Eb Sopranino, Bb Soprano, Eb Alto, C Melody, Eb Baritone,
Bb Bass and Bb Contrabass saxophones
Drums, Marimba,Vibraphone, Steel Drums,Wood Blocks,
Triggered and Non-triggered Samplers, Harmonica,Voice,