Anthony Braxton New Web Site Coming!

Anthony Braxton Small Ensemble
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I am very excited to share with my blog readers that Anthony Braxton and Tri-Centric Foundation are relaunching his Web site. This will be a cornucopia of knowledge for scholars and jazz fans worldwide. The Anthony Braxton Web site is now offline and accepting new subscribers until the launch date.  I urge you to subscribe and together we will  be amazed at what we will be taught by Professor Braxton. 😉

Here is the information about the relaunch courtesy of Jazziz Magazine News.

On Tuesday, March 1, Anthony Braxton and the not-for-profit organization Tri-Centric Foundation will publicly launch a comprehensive new website documenting the composer’s music and legacy. The site, to be accessible at http://tricentricfoundation.org, will offer an array of unprecedented features, including exclusive access to Braxton’s extensive personal archive of live recordings and the first-ever digital downloads of the complete out-of-print catalog of releases from his own Braxton House label.

True to its name, the Tri-Centric site will be split into three parts: 1)  a one-stop informational home for the composer and the foundation;  2) a “friendly experience” section for an immersive jump into Braxton’s sound world; and 3) New Braxton House Records, an online label dedicated to offering Braxton’s music for convenient and affordable download.

New Braxton House Records will be releasing two album-length downloads per month, with material ranging from recent Ghost Trance Music concerts to rare recordings from the 1970s, from solo saxophone recitals to orchestra performances. The label’s initial release will be a Sextet (Philadelphia) 2005, a double album-length performance from Braxton’s long-time working ensemble featuring the composer on saxophones, with Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Jessica Pavone (viola), Jay Rozen (tuba), Carl Testa (bass) and Aaron Siegel (percussion). Additionally, for a limited time the website will be offering a free album download: Septet (Pittsburgh) 2008 with the same ensemble plus Mary Halvorson (guitar). The full catalog of the old Braxton House imprint from the late 1990s will also be available in downloadable format for the first time.

Customers can buy any recording on an a la carte basis, or may choose to become subscribers, receiving each month’s two new downloads plus 10 per cent off all back-catalog items, with all proceeds from the sales directly supporting the Tri-Centric Foundation. Additionally, the website will be culling from the hundreds of unauthorized Braxton concert bootlegs available online, ‘liberating’ those with the most historical value and offering them free-of-charge.

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