Anthony Braxton

by Tom Hull

ANTHONY BRAXTON
The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton
Mosaic, 8CD


Clive Davis, recently fired by Columbia Records over a matter of
suspiciously missing funds, was looking to get back in the game,
parlaying a couple of decrepit labels and a lot of chutzpah into
his second act, Arista Records. Anthony Braxton, once the enfant
terrible of the AACM, was barely scratching out a living in Paris,
not even sure there was a game. Davis figured a jazz line would
spruce up his label, and hired Steve Backer from Impulse! to put
it together. Backer rounded up old catalog from Savoy (home of
Charlie Parker), and new material from Freedom, a French label that found
itself awash in avant-gardists who could no longer find American
labels. Then he invited Braxton to New York, hyping him as the
new New Thing.

The relationship worked about as well as it could. Braxton's first
three albums sold well and garnered critical acclaim, peaking when
*Downbeat*'s critics hailed *Creative Orchestra Music 1976* as
Record of the Year. Later albums slipped, partly due to the
inherent difficulty of Braxton's compositions, but mostly because
all across the board jazz was fading from public interest -- fewer
places more so than on Arista's bottom line. The deal ended in
1980, after Arista had released 9 Braxton albums totalling 13 LPs.
They soon vanished from print, and so they remained -- ironically,
Braxton's most famous albums were the hardest to find. He kept
recording, prolifically: I count 154 albums under his name from
1968-2008, many doubles, no less than 10 sets in the four-to-nine-CD range.
But if you weren't jazz conscious in the 1970s you've most likely never
heard him.

Mosaic's new eight-CD box, *The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony
Braxton*, restores Braxton's Aristas to print, at
least as long as the limited edition lasts. As it's Best Reissue victory
in the 2008 Voice Jazz Poll makes clear, it's a huge event
for the few people who care: Braxton was the first great alto
saxophonist I heard, and I latched onto him so completely that
when I finally caught up with Charlie Parker I couldn't hear
what the fuss was. But listening to these records again after
30 years, what strikes me most is how typically they fit into
Braxton's kit. The quartets on *Five Pieces 1975* and *The
Montreux/Berlin Concerts* slash and swing ferociously, as
does the first half of *New York, Fall 1974*. The second
half offers three tough puzzles: a duet with avant-Moogist
Richard Teitelbaum, a sax choir with three-fourths of the
future World Saxophone Quartet, and a meditative piece for
violinist Leroy Jenkins.

Other albums include the extended sax solos *Alto Saxophone
Improvisations 1979*, the hot-and-cold *Duets 1976* with
Muhal Richard Abrams, and one of those concept pieces that
reads better than it sounds: *For Trio*, where one piece is
done by two trios, each set up where all members alternate
on the same reed and percussion instruments. The big band
*Creative Orchestra Music 1976* is lavishly detailed, with
a marvelous piece of Sousa march radically deconstructed
in the middle. Finally, there are two albums Braxton doesn't
play on, *For Two Pianos* and *For Four Orchestras*, both
serious ideas that acquit themselves gracefully. Over time
Braxton returned to each of these models, formats, and
concepts; all that's missing here is a set of standards,
which testifies to the freedom he enjoyed on Arista -- most
labels would've lobbied for something with a readymade
marketing hook.

Braxton landed with a teaching job at Wesleyan and picked up
a MacArthur "genius grant" in 1994, but he never again enjoyed
the limelight these records brought him. They're the key to
rediscovering him, but they're only the tip of a very large
iceberg.

Notes

Source albums:

  • New York, Fall 1974 (Arista AL-4032): Disc 1 {1-6}: 1974.09.27 {1-3,6}, 1974.10.16 {4-5}

    • Anthony Braxton: as, fl, contrabass cl {1-3,6}, cl {4}, sopranino s {5}
    • Julius Hemphill: as {5}
    • Oliver Lake: ts {5}
    • Hamiett Bluiett: bari {5}
    • Kenny Wheeler: tp, flg {1-3,6}
    • Richard Teitelbaum: moog synth {4}
    • Leroy Jenkins: violin {6}
    • Dave Holland: bass {1-3,6}
    • Jerome Cooper: drums {1-3,6}

    1. "Opus 23B" (8:51)
    2. "Opus 23C" (3:11)
    3. "Opus 23D" (7:04)
    4. "Opus 38A" (6:27): duet with Teitelbaum
    5. "Opus 37" (8:17): sax quartet
    6. "Opus 23A" (5:29)
  • Five Pieces 1975 (Arista AL-4064): Disc 1 {7-10}, Disc 2 {1}: 1975.07.01-02

    • Anthony Braxton: fl, alto fl, sopranino s, as, cl, contrabass cl
    • Kenny Wheeler: tp, flg
    • Dave Holland: b
    • Barry Altschul: d

    1. "Opus 23H" (4:40)
    2. "Opus 23G" (8:13)
    3. "Opus 23E" (17:17)
    4. "Opus 40M" (3:23)
    5. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (MH Brown, G Kahn; 4:09): duet with Holland
  • Creative Orchestra Music 1976 (Arista AL-4080): Disc 5 {1-6}: 1976.02:

    • Anthony Braxton: as {1,3,5}, sopranino s {6}, contrabass s {4-5}, cl {3,6}, contrabass cl {2}, fl {4}
    • Roscoe Mitchell: as {6}, ss {2,6}, bass s {3-4,6}
    • Seldon Powell: as {1,3-5}, cl {2}, fl {3-4,6}
    • Ron Bridgewater: ts {1,3-5}, cl {2,6}
    • Bruce Johnstone: bari {1,3-5}, bass cl {2-4,6}
    • Kenny Wheeler: tp {1-6}
    • Cecil Bridgewater: tp {1-6}
    • Jon Faddis: tp {1-6}, piccolo tp {3}
    • Leo Smith: tp {2-4,6}, cond {1,3,5}
    • George Lewis: tb {1-6}
    • Garrett List: tb {1-6}
    • Jack Jeffers: bass tb {2-5}
    • Earl McIntyre: bass tb {1,6}
    • Jonathan Dorn: tuba {1-6}
    • Muhal Richard Abrams: p {1-2,4-5}, cond {6}
    • Frederic Rzewski: p {2,4}, bass d {3}
    • Richard Teitelbaum: synth {2}
    • Dave Holland: b {1-3,5}, cello {4,6}
    • Barry Altschul: d {3}, gongs {2}, perc {2}
    • Warren Smith: d {1-3,5}, tymp {2}
    • Philip Wilson: d {4}, perc {2,4}, marching cymbals {3}
    • Karl Berger: vbs {4-5}, xylophone {4}, glockenspiel {3}, orch chimes {4}

    1. "Opus 51" (5:11)
    2. "Opus 56" (7:33)
    3. "Opus 58" (6:44)
    4. "Opus 57" (6:25)
    5. "Opus 55" (7:19)
    6. "Opus 59" (6:41)
  • Duets 1976 (with Muhal Richard Abrams) (Arista AL-4101): Disc 2 {2-7}: 1976.08.01-02

    • Anthony Braxton: high e-flat cl, cl, contrabass cl, sopranino s, as, contrabass s
    • Muhal Richard Abrams: p

    1. "Miss Ann" (Eric Dolphy; 4:09)
    2. "Opus 60" (9:19)
    3. "Opus 40P" (7:02)
    4. "Maple Leaf Rag" (Scott Joplin; 3:37)
    5. "Opus 62" (13:04)
    6. "Nickie" (Braxton/Abrams; 3:15)
  • For Trio (Arista AB-4181): Disc 3 {10}, Disc 4 {1}: 1977.09.22

    • Anthony Braxton: fl, alto fl, high e-flat cl, cl, contra-alto cl, contrabass cl, sopranino s, ss, as, contrabass s, taragata, gongs, perc, little instruments
    • Henry Threadgill: fl, bass fl, as, ts, bari, cl, hub T wall, gongs, perc, little instruments {1}
    • Douglas Ewart: piccolo, fl, high E-flat cl, cl, bass cl, sopranino s, ss, as, bassoon, Ewartphone, gongs, perc, little instruments {1}
    • Roscoe Mitchell: piccolo, fl, cl, ss, as, ts, bari, bass s, gongs, perc, little instruments {2}
    • Joseph Jarman: fl, cl, alto cl, bass cl, ss, as, bari, bass s, vibes {2}

    1. "Opus 76 (version one)" (20:10): Braxton, Threadgill, Ewart
    2. "Opus 76 (version two)" (21:28): Braxton, Mitchell, Jarman
  • The Montreux/Berlin Concerts (Arista AL-5002, 2LP): Disc 5 {7}, Disc 6 {1-6}: 1976.11.06, 1975.07.20, 1976.11.04; 29:22 from Montreux 1975 w/Wheeler; 57:21 from Berlin 1976 w/Lewis:

    • Anthony Braxton: sopranino s, as, cl, contrabass cl, fl
    • Kenny Wheeler: tp {2-4}
    • George Lewis: tb {1, 5-7}
    • Dave Holland: b {2-7}
    • Barry Altschul: d, perc, gongs {2-7}

    1. "Opus 63" (23:32)
    2. "Opus 40N" (7:48)
    3. "Opus 23J" (13:59)
    4. "Opus 40(O)" (7:35)
    5. "Opus 6F" (8:17)
    6. "Opus 40K" (15:32)
    7. "Opus 6C" (10:00)
  • Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979 (Arista A2L-8602): Disc 2 {8-11}, Disc 3 {1-9}: 1978.11.28-29, 1979.06.21

    • Anthony Braxton: as

    1. "Opus 77A" (7:35)
    2. "Opus 77C" (6:30)
    3. "Red Top" (L Hampton/B Kynard; 6:15)
    4. "Opus 77D" (7:25)
    5. "Opus 77E" (4:26)
    6. "Opus 26F" (6:22)
    7. "Opus 77F" (6:20)
    8. "Opus 26B" (6:58)
    9. "Along Came Betty" (Benny Golson; 8:00)
    10. "Opus 77G" (5:17)
    11. "Opus 26E" (6:17)
    12. "Giant Steps" (John Coltrane; 6:22)
    13. "Opus 77H" (7:05)
  • For Four Orchestras (Arista A3L-8900): Disc 7 {1}, Disc 8 {1}: 1978.05.18-19:

    • Four 39-piece orchestras from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; Kenneth Moore, Gene Young, Robert Baustian, Murray Gross: cond

    1. "Opus 82, part one" (54:04)
    2. "Opus 82, part two" (58:26)
  • For Two Pianos (Arista AL-9559): Disc 4 {2}: 1980.09.13-15

    • Frederic Rzewski: piano, zither, melodica
    • Ursula Oppens: piano, zither, melodica

    1. "Opus 95 for Two Pianos" (49:28)

The box set does not include two albums released on Arista but originally licensed from Freedom:

  • The Complete Braxton (1971.02.04-05; Arista AL2-1902 [2LP]: 1978)
  • Time Zones (1976.06.10; Arista AL-1037: 1977): duet with Richard Teitelbaum.

Quotes:

  • Howard Hampton: The Einstein of theoretical jazz physics.

  • Chris Kelsey (AMG): Genius is a rare commodity in any art form, but at the end of the 20th century it seemed all but non-existent in jazz, a music that had ceased looking ahead and begun swallowing its tail. If it seemed like the music had run out of ideas, it might be because Anthony Braxton covered just about every conceivable area of creativity during the course of his extraordinary career. The multi-reedist/composer might very well be jazz's last bona fide genius.

Steve Lehman's list of musicians "who first came to the attention of the international creative community after their professional affiliation with Braxton":

  • trumpet: Kenny Wheeler, Paul Smoker, Taylor Ho Bynum
  • trombone: George Lewis, Ray Anderson
  • sax: Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg, Vinny Golia, Michael Attias, Aaron Stewart, James Fei, Steve Lehman
  • piano: Marilyn Crispell
  • accordion: Ted Reichman
  • guitar: James Emery, Kevin O'Neil, Mary Halvorson
  • bass: Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, John Lindberg
  • violin: Jason Kao Hwang, Jessica Pavone
  • bagpipes: Matthew Welch
  • percussion: Gerry Hemingway, Kevin Norton, Guillermo E Brown

Web references:

  • Restructures Braxton Discography: session by session, including records that merely perform Braxton compositions. Cross-index by album and composition, with all the composition diagrams. Compiled by Jason Guthartz. One of the best jazz discographies on the web.

  • Destination-Out ran a series of blogs on Braxton, from September 29 to November 3, 2008:

    • Liner notes to Braxton albums:

    • Miscellaneous discography:

      • Arista Freedom: AF 1000-1043, 1900-1906 (51 records); artists: Art Ensemble of Chicago, Albert Ayler (2; 1 w/Don Cherry), Gato Barbieri (w/Dollar Brand), Paul Bley, Dollar Brand (w/Gato Barbieri), Anthony Braxton (2; 1 w/Richard Teitelbaum), Marion Brown, Dave Burrell, Don Cherry (w/Albert Ayler), Ornette Coleman, Stanley Cowell (2), Ted Curson (2), Marion Brown, Jan Garbarek, Stephane Grappelli, Roland Hanna, Hampton Hawes (2), Julius Hemphill (2), Andrew Hill (2), Human Arts Ensemble (2), Oliver Lake (2), Louis Levin (2 w/John Payne), Frank Lowe, New York Mary (2), John Payne (2 w/Louis Levin), Dudu Pukwana, Dewey Redman, Roswell Rudd (2), Archie Shepp (3), Cecil Taylor (3), Richard Teitelbaum (w/Anthony Braxton), Charles Tolliver (2), Miroslav Vitous, Mal Waldron (2), Randy Weston (3)
      • Arista Novus: NOVUS 3000-3024, 2-3500 (26 records); artists: Muhal Richard Abrams (2), Air (3), Warren Bernhardt (4; 1 w/Mike Mainieri), Ran Blake (2), Norman Connors (w/Pharoah Sanders), Larry Coryell (3), Baird Hersey (2), Michael Gregory Jackson (2), Steve Khan, John Klemmer, Oliver Lake (2), Mike Mainieri (w/Warren Bernhardt), Pharoah Sanders (w/Norman Connors), John Scofield (2), Henry Threadgill; this list strikes me as incomplete
      • Aside from the Arista/Freedom and Arista/Novus numbers above, the following more/less jazz artists have Arista releases (count based on discogs): Airto (3), Gary Bartz (3), Anthony Braxton (8), Bobby Broom (3), Brecker Brothers (12), Norman Connors (8), Larry Coryell (4), Candy Dulfer, Ursula Dudziak (4), Kenny G (?), Jon Hendricks, Milt Jackson, John Klemmer, Jeff Lorber (12), Gil Scott-Heron (30), Ben Sidran (2), Curtis Stigers (9), Michal Urbaniak, Miroslav Vitous, Larry Young (2),
      • Tryuing to find out who is on Arista, I checked cdconnection.com, and got: Ace of Base (3), Adema (2), Air Supply (3), Kerri Arista (2), Babyface (2), Blackhawk, Baby Bash (2), Bay City Rollers, Angela Bofill (2), Box Tops, Toni Braxton (5), Brooks and Dunn (6), Koffee Brown, Camp Lo, Blu Cantrell, Eric Carmen, Jason Michael Carroll, David Cassidy/Partridge Family (2), Cee-Lo (2), Church, Citizen Cope, Clipse, Kristy Lee Cook, Deborah Cox, Crash Test Dummies, Gigi D'Agostino, Taylor Dayne, Death in Vegas, Paula DeAnda, Delfonics (3), Diamond Rio (4), Dido (5), DJ Quik (7), Eurythmics (5), Exposé, Faithless (3), Fifth Dimension (2) Aretha Franklin (3), Gob, Goodie Mob (3), Al Green, Anthony Hamilton, Jeff Healey, Bernard Herrmann, Taylor Hicks, Whitney Houston (9), Jennifer Hudson, Phyllis Hyman (5), Alan Jackson (9), J-Kwon, Kashif, Robert Earl Keen, Kelis, KLF, Kosheen (2) Krokus (4), Kenny Lattimore, Avril Lavigne (3), Lennon, Annie Lennox (3), Blake Lewis, Melissa Manchester, Sarah McLachlan (15), Barry Manilow (17), Robert Miles, Kylie Minogue (2), Monica (2), Moodswings, Native, Next (3), Tony Orlando/Dawn (2), Beth Orton (2), OutKast, Outlaws (2) Brad Paisley (7), Graham Parker, Ray Parker Jr, Alan Parsons (14), Pink, Iggy Pop, Q-Tip, Eros Ramazzotti (2), Real McCoy, Tony Rich, Run-DMC (6), Santana/Carlos Santana (6), Neil Sedaka, 2nd II None, Carly Simon (6), Patti Smith (10), Spiritualized (3), Lisa Stansfield (3), Barbra Streisand, Marlo Thomas, Thompson Twins (2), TI, TIC, Carrie Underwood (2), Usher (2), Luther Vandross (1), Phil Vassar (4), Mario Vazquez (1), Wakefield (1), Dionne Warwick (4), Westlife (1). Discogs adds the following (numbers are much larger, with singles and promos counting): The A's (5), Aalon (2), The Abstract, Afro-Cuban Band (11), Dr Alban (17), Goldie Alexander, Ali & Frazier (2), Alibi (4), Peter Allen, Dot Allison (3) AM City (3), Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (7), Angélica (4), Angie Aparo, Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band, Asleep at the Wheel (3), Atlantic Starr (2) Average White Band, Azizi (6), Baby Grand (2), Baby June (3), Babylon AD, Bachelor Girl, Arthur Baker (9), Bandit (3), Gary Barlow (2), Peter Baumann (7), Duke Baysee (2), The Beat (12), Glenn Benjamin (2), Dickey Betts (2), Don Blackman (3), Mary J Blige (2), Blood Donor, Blue Zone (16), The Blues Band (3), Bobby & The Midnites (2), Bobcat (11), Dane Bowers (5), David Bowie (40), Boxcar (9), Brandy (4), BR549, Brand Nubian (8), The Braxtons, Breakwater (6), Nancy Brooks, Jocelyn Brown (7), Shirley Brown (2), Tom Browne (38), Brooks Buford, Burlesque, Terry Burrus and Transe, The Bus Boys (2), Candela (2), Carmen Carter, Catharine Buchanan (3), Capercaillie (3), Caravan (2), Care (6), Chaos (7), Chapterhouse (2), Tina Charles/Biddu Orchestra (2) Chevy Chase, Chazz (2), Chilli, Shawn Christopher (21), Chuck Cissel (4), Louis Clark (2), Sharon Dee Clarke, Cola Boy (9), Coldcut (6), Dean Collinson (2), Bill Conti, Cranes (4), Cruzados (5), The Cry (4), Curiosity (3), Da Brat (3), D&D All-Stars (2), Dane, The Danse Society (15), Ray Davies, Paul Davis (4), Darren Day, Papa Dee (6), Deep Dish (4), Delegation (2), Delerium, Rebecca De Ruvo (4), Device (3), Barry De Vorzon, Devox, P Diddy (7), Dion (4), Dixie Dregs (2), DJ Premier, Dollar (3), Double 99 (3), Rob Dougan, Dreams So Real (4), The Dregs (2), The Drifters, Dungeon Family (7), Ebn-Ozn (2), Dave Edmunds (6), Electrasy (2), Danny Elfman, El General, The Engine Room (2), Joy Enriquez (3), David Essex (2), Faith Evans (2), Every Mother's Nightmare, Ezio (2), Far Corporation (4), Fargetta (2), Fashion (19), Faze 1 FM (3), First Impression, Fischer-Z, Fishbone, Five (5), Fools Gold, Foreigner (2), David Forman, Forrest, 4 Mandu (2), Four Tops (19), Charles Fox, Bruce Foxton (4) Winston Francis, French Affair, Fresh 3 MC's, From Zero (2), Jack Frost (2), Full Monty All Stars (2), Fun 4 Fun, The Funkrew (2), Funky Kings (2), Funtopia (3), Furniture (6), Galaxy, The Gap Band (3), Jerry Garcia, Gary's Gang, Girlfriend (2), Gary Glitter (9), The Glitter Band, Global Gap, Corey Glover, Go Fundamental, GQ (21), Grand Popo Football Club (5), Grateful Dead (19), GTR (8), Haddaway (8), Nina Hagen, Haircut One Hundred (29), Daryl Hall/John Oates (21), Harlem River Drive, David Hasselhoff, Lili Haydn, The Headhunters (7), Heart (3), Heaven 17 (11), Helena, Helena Springs, Hello, Nona Hendryx (4), Herbie, Nick Heyward (20), Hiroshima (4), Hulk Hogan, The Hollow Men (3), The Hollywood Stars, Nick Howard, Huang Chung (8), Hurrah! (3), The Icicle Works (4), Illegal Motion (2), Illustrious GY (2), Infiniti (2), Irving And The Twins (2), Isyss (3), Ivy, Jackie MC's (2), Jermaine Jackson (47), Freddie James, Jane's Addiction, Janey Street, Icey Jaye (3), Sheree Jeacocke, Jersey Artists For Mankind (2), General Johnson, Donell Jones (8), Tamiko Jones (2), Stanley Jordan (2), Juicy (2), Kamaal, Katoi (6), Niamh Kavanagh, Janet Kay, Keedy (9), Eddie Kendricks (5), Alicia Keys, Kiara (7), Natasha King, The Kinks (30), Earth Kitt, K-9 Posse (24), Fela Anikulapo Kuti (9), La Bouche (5), La Diferenzia, Lady May (4), Laid Back, La La (7), LA Style (11), Latin Quarter (6), Latrelle (3), Lindy Layton (14), Ledernacken, Thomas Leer (11), Linda Lewis (10), Alison Limerick (59), The Limit, Shirley Lites, Locksmith (8), Loose Bruce & ARC Moe Rock, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (6), The Lotus Eaters (7), Lyte Funkie Ones (2), Boney M (3), Craig Mack (3), Madagascar (6), Magic Lady, Mahogany, Mike Mainieri, Mandrill (14), Manfred Mann (5), Marie (13), Andrea Martin (6), Marva, Mase (4), Harvey Mason (17), Ivan Matias (2), Geoff McBride (3), Roger McGuinn, Meat Loaf (8), Meco (7), The Members (2), Andy Mendelson, Max Merritt and the Meteors, Midwikid, Mike & Bill, Milli Vanilli (20), Garnet Mimms, Ministry (31), Misia, Pierre Moerlen/Gong (10), Meco Monardo, The Monkees (19), Monkey Mafia (2), The Montellas (7), Morten Harket, Monty Python (11), Abra Moore, Ennio Morricone, The Movement (9), Mr Big, The Muppets, Nation of Abel (4), Naughty by Nature (15), Nerf Herder, Nightcrawlers (13), NM, Nodesha (4), No Mercy (25), Notorious BIG (5), Tina Novak, Billy Ocean, Ohio Players (5), De De O'Neal, 112 (3), One O'Clock Gang, Orbit, Original Mirrors, Jeffrey Osborne (4), The Overlords (5), Pacifier, Gene Page (8), Sal Paradise (3), Patric, Rikki Patrick, Jeff Perry, Pharrell (2), Phenomena II, Pilot, The Pleasers, Plutonic, Power, Pressure Drop (2), Prince (8), Prince Buster, Puff Daddy (11), Bobby & James Purify Q (5), Qkumba Zoo (8) Suzi Quatro (2), Quazar (2), Sheryl Lee Ralph, Rapination (2), Raw Silk, Real to Reel (4), Red Cafe (2), Lou Reed (15), Martha Reeves, Refugee Camp All Stars (7), Maggie Reilly, Busta Rhymes, The Right Stuff, Rob 'n' Raz (18), Charlie Roberts, The Rods, Barbara Roy, The Rumour, Patrice Rushen (7), Saint & Stephanie (4), Sam Salter, David Sancious, Sasha (2), Scarlet Fantastic (18), Sea Level, Secret Affair, See You Right Away, Senses, Serious-Lee-Fine (3), Pete Shelley (8), Heather Small (6), Showaddywaddy (13), Shriekback (18), Silver (3), Karen Silver (3), Simple Minds (16), Charlie Singleton (2), Sinitta (5), Charlie Skarbek, Sky (9), Sleeper (2), "Legs" Larry Smith Snap! (66), Sonia (6), The SOUL SYSTEM (11), Spence, Spider (2), The Sports (2), Michael Stanley (2), Maurice Starr (7), Al Stewart (6), Dave Stewart (7), Jermaine Stewart (18), Stick, Angie Stone (20), Straitjacket Fits (5), Strawbs, Stray Cats (26), Strength (2), The Suspicions, T Life (7), Bram Tchaikovsky, Take That (3), Toru Takemitsu, Tears for Fears, Jack Tempchin, Tha Rayne (3), Teknicolour, Stewart Thomas (2), Sybil Thomas, This Picture (2), Those 2 Girls (7), Three Times Dope (10), Thrust, Tight Fit, Time U.K., Titiyo (16), TLC (35), Too Nice (8), Total (2), Total Devastation (2), Toya (9), Twiggy (2), Louise Tucker (7), The 25th of May (17), Twenty 4th Street, Dwight Twilley, 267, 2 Unorthodox, The UK Mixmasters, Unit 3, Urban Dance Squad (14), Urban Peace, Midge Ure (10), Cindy Valentine, Vangelis (9), Gino Vannelli (5), Mario Vasquez, Village People (7), Vow Wow (2), Jennifer Warnes (7), Warp 9 (3), The Waters, Bob Weir, Gena West (2), [MC] Wildski (4), John Williams (9), Viola Wills, Brian Wilson, Mike "Hitman" Wilson (5), Bobby Womack (2), Womack & Womack (10), Worlds Apart (6), Bernie Worrell (2), Bernard Wright (6), WWF Superstars (2), Xpansions (15), The Ya Ya's (2), Yes (5), Stomu Yamashta (3), Sydney Youngblood (2). YoungBloodZ (3), Zones (2),

    Discography

    The following is mostly taken from the superb discography at Restructures. I've eliminated a few marginal items, and most composition-only entries (except where whole albums are dedicated to Braxton, some under his name and direction).

    Principal albums (leader, duos or groups if listed first):

    • Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions of New Jazz [1968.03.27-04.10; Delmark 415: 1969, 1996] -- B
    • Anthony Braxton: For Alto [1969; Delmark 420: 1971, 2000] [D]
    • Anthony Braxton/Leo Smith/Leroy Jenkins: Silence [1969.06; Freedom 40123: 1975; Black Lion 760221, in Silence/TimeZones: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton: Anthony Braxton [1969.09.10; BYG 529.315 (Actuel 15): 1970]
    • Anthony Braxton: News from the '70s [1969.10, 1971, 1972.05.22, 1973.12.07, 1975.05.16-17, 1976.10.28; New Tone 7005: 1998]
    • Anthony Braxton: This Time . . . [1970.01; BYG 529.347 (Actuel 7): 1970]
    • Anthony Braxton: Recital Paris 1971 [1971.01.02-04; Futura 23: 1975]
    • Anthony Braxton: The Complete Braxton 1971 [1971.02.04-05; Freedom 40112/3 [2LP]: 1972; Arista/Freedom 1902 [2LP]: 1978]
    • Anthony Braxton: Donna Lee [1972.02.18; America 6122: 1975; Universal/Verve 67863: 2005] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Saxophone Improvisations Series F [1972.02.25; America 11/12 [2LP]; Universal/Verve 67858 [2CD]: 2005] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Creative Music Orchestra [1972.03.11; Moers Music 1024/5/6 [3LP]]
    • Gunter Hampel/Jeanne Lee/Anthony Braxton: Familie [1972.04.01; Birth 8]
    • Anthony Braxton: Town Hall 1972 [1972.05.22; Trio 3008/9; as Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972: Hat Art 6119: 1992] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (1973) [1973.01.11; Denon 7506: 1977]
    • Anthony Braxton: In the Tradition, Vol. 1 [1974.05.29; Steeplechase 1015: 1974; 31015]
    • Anthony Braxton: In the Tradition, Vol. 2 [1974.05.29; Steeplechase 2045: 1977; 31045]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo - Live at Moers Festival [1974.06.01; Moers Music 1012: 1977]
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Live at Moers Festival [1974.06.02; Ring 1010-11 [2LP]: 1976]
    • Anthony Braxton/Derek Bailey: First Duo Concert [1974.06.29-30; Emanem 601 [2LP]: 1974]
    • Anthony Braxton/Derek Bailey: Royal Volume 1 [1974.07.02; Incus 43: 1984]
    • Anthony Braxton: New York, Fall 1974 [1974.09.27-10.16; Arista AL-4032] -- in Mosaic box [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Trio and Duet [1974.10.08; Sackville 3007: 1975, 2002]
    • Anthony Braxton: Five Pieces 1975 [1975.07.01-02; Arista AL-4064] -- in Mosaic box [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: The Montreux/Berlin Concerts [1975.07.20, 1976.11.04-06; Arista AL-5002 [2LP]: 1976] -- in Mosaic box [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra Music 1976 [1976.02; Arista AL-4080] -- in Mosaic box [A]
    • Anthony Braxton/George Lewis Duo: Elements of Surprise [1976.06.07; Moers Music 1036: 1978]
    • Anthony Braxton/Muhal Richard Abrams: Duets 1976 [1976.08.01-02; Arista AL-4101: 1976] -- in Mosaic box [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton/George Lewis: Donaueschingen (Duo) 1976 [1976.10.23; Hat Art 6150: 1994] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 [1976.10.31; Hat Art 6075: 1991] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quintet (Basel) 1977 [1977.06.02; Hatology 545: 2000]
    • Anthony Braxton: For Trio [1977.09.22; Arista AL-4181] -- in Mosaic box
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Köln) 1978 [1978.05.04; Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz 17: 2002]
    • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978 [1978.05.12; Hat Art 6171 [2CD]: 1995] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: For Four Orchestras [1978.05.18-19; Arista A3L-8900] -- in Mosaic box [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979 [1978.11.28-29, 1979.06.21; Arista A2L-8602] -- in Mosaic box
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 1 [1979.01.17; Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz 20: 2003]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Milano) 1979 Vol. 2 [1979.01.20; Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz 23: 2004]
    • Anthony Braxton: Performance (Quartet) 1979 [1979.09.01; Hat Art 6044: 1995; Hatology 610: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton: With Robert Schumann String Quartet [1979.11.10; Sound Aspects 9: 1985, 1989]
    • Anthony Braxton: Seven Compositions 1978 [1979.11; Moers Music 1066: 1980]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 94: For Three Instruments (1980) [1980.04.20; Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz 3: 1999]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition 98 [1981.01.19-24; Hat Art 1984 [2LP]: 1981]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 96 [1981.05.30; Leo 169: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions: Quartet [1981.10.21-22; Antilles 1005: 1982, 1994]
    • Anthony Braxton/Richard Teitelbaum: Open Aspects (Duo) 1982 [1982.03.18; Hat 1995/6: 1982; Hat Art 6016: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four compositions (Solo, Duo and Trio) 1982/1988 [1982.04.06, 1988.11.18-19; Hat Art 2030 [2LP]: 1986; Hat Art 6019: 1989]
    • Anthony Braxton/John Lindberg: Six Duets (1982) [1982.07.19; Cecma 1005: 1982; Cecma 4: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Pisa) 1982 [1982.07.24; Leo/Golden Years of New Jazz 28: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 [1983.03.09-10; Black Saint 66: 1983] [B]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition 113 [1983.12.06; Sound Aspects 3: 1985, 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984 [1984.09.10-11; Black Saint 86: 1985, 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Prag 1984 (Quartet Performance) [1984.10; Sound Aspects 38: 1990]
    • Anthony Braxton: Seven Standards 1985, Volume 1 [1984.01.30-31; Magenta 203: 1985, 1995]
    • Anthony Braxton: Seven Standards 1985, Volume 2 [1985.01.30-31; Magenta 205: 1986]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (London) 1985 [1985.11.13; Leo 414/415/416 [3LP]: 1988; Leo 200/201 [2CD]: 1990]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Birmingham) 1985 [1985.11.17; Leo 202/203 [2CD]: 1991, 2002]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Coventry) 1985 [1985.11.26; Leo 204/205 [2CD]: 1993, 2002]
    • Anthony Braxton: Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986 [1986.07.02-03; Black Saint 106: 1986, 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: If My Memory Serves Me Right [1986.07; WestWind 4: 1987]
    • Anthony Braxton/ROVA Saxophone Quartet: The Aggregate [1986.08.22, 1988.07.30; Sound Aspects 23: 1988]
    • Anthony Braxton: Six Monk's Compositions (1987) [1987.06.30-07.01; Black Saint 120116: 1987, 1993] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: 19 (Solo) Compositions, 1988 [1988.04.08-16; New Albion 23: 1989]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (London) 1988 [1988.05.22; Impetus 18818: 1991]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ensemble (Victoriaville) 1988 [1988.10.08; Victo 7: 1989, 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton/Ensemble Braxtonia: 2 Compositions (Järvenpää) 1988 [1088.11.07; Leo 233: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton: Eugene (1989) [1989.01.31; Black Saint 120137: 1991]
    • Anthony Braxton: Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 [1989.03.21; Hat Art 6025: 1989]
    • Anthony Braxton/Marilyn Crispell: Duets Vancouver 1989 [1989.06.30; Music & Arts 4611: 1990]
    • Anthony Braxton: 2 Compositions (Ensemble) 1989/1991 [1989.10.23, 1991.02.23; Hat Art 6086: 1992]
    • Anthony Braxton: Eight (+3) Tristano Compositions 1989: For Warne Marsh [1989.12.10-11; Hat Art 6052: 1990] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton/Peter Niklas Wilson: 8 Duets Hamburg 1991 [1991.02.21,23; Music & Arts 4710: 1992]
    • Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991 [1991.06.02,04-05; Hat Art 61001/2/3/4 [4CD]: 1992] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton/Georg Gräwe: Duo (Amsterdam) 1991 [Okkadisk 12018: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 165 (For 18 Instruments) [1992.02.04; New Albion 50: 1992]
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Victoriaville (1992) [1992.10.10; Victo 21: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Wesleyan (12 Altosolos) 1992 [1992.11.14; Hat Art 6128: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: 4 (Ensemble) Compositions 1992 [1992.12.05, 1993.03.16; Black Saint 120124]
    • Anthony Braxton/Mario Pavone: Nine Duets (1993) [1993.01.04; Music & Arts 4786: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton/The Fred Simmons Trio: 9 Standards (Quartet) 1993 [1993.02.23; Leo 237/238 [2CD]: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton/Evan Parker/Paul Rutherford: Trio (London) 1993 [1993.05.22; Leo 197: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton/Evan Parker: Duo (London) 1993 [1993.05.23; Leo 193: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Twelve Compositions: Live at Yoshi's in Oakland, July 1993 [1993.07.13-16; Music & Arts 4835 [2CD]: 1995]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 [1993.07.19; Hat Art 6190 [2CD]: 1993]
    • Anthony Braxton: Charlie Parker Project 1993 [1993.10.21-23; Hat Art 6160 [2CD]: 1995; Hatology 612 [2CD]: 2005] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton/Ted Reichman: Duo (Leipzig) 1993 [1993.12.08; Music & Arts 4848: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition 174 [1994.02.06; Leo 217: 1994]
    • Anthony Braxton/Richard Teitelbaum: Duet: Live at Merkin Hall [1994.04.28; Music & Arts 4949: 1997] [B]
    • Anthony Braxton/Creative Jazz Orchestra: Comp. No. 175/Comp. No. 126: Trillium Dialogues M [1994.05.15; Leo 453/454 [2CD]: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Piano Quartet - Yoshi's 1994 [1994.06.15-19; Music & Arts 4849 [4CD]: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton: Knitting Factory (Piano/Quartet), Vol. 1 [1994.11.08-13; Leo 222/223 [2CD]: 1994]
    • Anthony Braxton: Knitting Factory (Piano/Quartet), Vol. 2 [1994.11.08-13; Leo 297/298 [2CD]: 2000]
    • Anthony Braxton: Small Ensemble Music (Wesleyan) 1994 [1994.11.18; Splasc(h) 801: 1999]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition 173 [1994.12.19-21; Black Saint 120166: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton/Mario Pavone: Seven Standards 1995 [Knitting Factory Works 168: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton/Brett Larner: 11 Compositions (Duo) 1995 [1995.03.24; Leo 244: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton/Joe Fonda: 10 Compositions (Duet) 1995 [1995.08.11; Konnex 5071: 1996; included in Duets 1995, Clean Feed 79: 2007] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (Quartet) 1995 [1995.08.19; Braxton House 5: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Istanbul) 1996 [1995.10.14; Braxton House 1 [2CD]: 1996] [B]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Skopje) 1995 [1995.10.18; Braxton House 2 [2LP]]
    • Anthony Braxton: Six Standards (Quintet) 1996 [1995.11.22; Splasc(h) 863: 2005]
    • Anthony Braxton: Octet (New York) 1995 [1995.11.24; Braxton House 6: 1997]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ensemble (New York) 1995 [1995.11.24; Braxton House 7: 1997] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo Piano (Standards) 1995 [1995.12.27; No More 2 [2CD]: 1995]
    • Anthony Braxton/Stewart Gillmor Duo: 14 Compositions (Traditional) 1996 [1996.01.25; Leo 259: 1998]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 102 for Orchestra & Puppet Theatre [1996.03.01; Braxton House 3: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton/Lauren Newton: Composition 192 [1996.06.20; Leo 251: 1998]
    • Anthony Braxton: Tentet (New York) 1996/Composition 193 [1996.06.23; Braxton House 4: 1996]
    • Anthony Braxton: Trillium R: Shala Fears for the Poor/Composition No. 162 for 9 Singers, 9 Instrumentalists, and Orchestra [1996.10.25-26; Braxton House 8 [4CD]: 1999]
    • Anthony Braxton: Compositions 10 & 16 (+101) [Hat Art 108: 1998]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 1 [1997.08.19; Leo 343/344 [2CD]: 2002]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 2 [1997.08.20; Leo 382/383 [2CD]: 2003]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 3 [1997.08.21; Leo 420/421 [2CD]: 2005]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 4 [1997.08.22; Leo 500/501 [2CD]: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton: Two Compositions (Trio) 1998 [1998.04.17; Leo 367/368 [2CD]: 2003]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (Washington, D.C.) 1998 [1998.05.01; Braxton House 9 [2CD]: 1999]
    • Anthony Braxton: Four Compositions (GTM) 2000 [2000.05.14; Delmark 544: 2003]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition N. 247 [2000.05.15; Leo 306: 2001]
    • Anthony Braxton/Brandon Evans: Composition No. 249 [2000.05.19; Parallactic 27]
    • Anthony Braxton: Ten Compositions (Quartet) 2000 [2000.05.22-23; CIMP 225]
    • Anthony Braxton: Nine Compositions (Hill) 2000 [2000.05.23; CIMP 236]
    • Anthony Braxton/Scott Rosenberg: Compositions/Improvisations 2000 [2000.06.12; Barely Auditable 222: 2001]
    • Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 169 + (186 + 206 + 214) [2000.06.28; Leo 320/321 [2CD]: 2001]
    • Anthony Braxton/Alex Horwitz: Four Compositions (Duets) 2000 [2000.10.30; CIMP 235]
    • Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (GTM) 2001 [2001.01.06-07; Rastascan 50 [4CD]: 2003]
    • Anthony Braxton: Eight Compositions (Quintet) 2001 [2001.03.12-13; CIMP 243]
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet: 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001 [2001.04.24; Barking Hoop 4 [2CD]: 2001] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton/Taylor Ho Bynum: Duets (Wesleyan) 2002 [2002.01.20; Innova 576]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo (NYC) 2002 [2002.05.24; Parallactic 53 [2CD]]
    • Andrew Cyrille/Anthony Braxton: Duo Palindrome 2002 Vol. 1 [2002.10.26: Intakt 88: 2004]
    • Anthony Braxton/Andrew Cyrille: Duo Palindrome 2002 Vol. 2 [2002.10.26; Intakt 89: 2004]
    • Anthony Braxton/Sonny Simmons/Brandon Evans/Andre Vida/Shanir Blumenkranz/Mike Pride [2003.02.08; Parallactic 54 [2CD]]
    • Anthony Braxton: 23 Standards (Quartet) 2003 [2003.02.19-22, .11.15-20; Leo 402/405 [4CD]: 2004] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 [2003.02.19-22, .11.11-20; Leo 431/434 [4CD]: 2005] [A]
    • Anthony Braxton/Chris Dahlgren: ABCD [2003.07.05-06; NotTwo 768: 2006]
    • Anthony Braxton/Matt Bauder: 2 + 2 Compositions [2003.07.25; 482 Music 1034: 2005] [B]
    • Anthony Braxton: Willisau Solo [2003.08.31; Intakt 126: 2007] [B+]
    • Anthony Braxton/György Szabados: Triotone [2003.09.13; Leo 416: 2004]
    • Anthony Braxton: Nine Compositions (DVD) 2003 [2003.12.11-13; Rastascan 60 [audio DVD]: 2008]
    • Anthony Braxton/Milo Fine: Shadow Company (2004) [2004.02.25; Emanem 4113: 2005]
    • Anthony Braxton/Walter Frank: 4 Improvisations (Duets) 2004 [2004.05.19; Leo 429/430 [2CD]]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quintet (London) 2004: Live at the Royal Festival Hall [11.15.2004; Leo 449: 2005]
    • Anthony Braxton: Solo Live at Gasthof Heidelberg Loppem 2005 [2004.04.11-12; LocusLoppem [4CD]: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton/Fred Frith: Duo (Victoriaville) 2005 [2005.05.20; Victus 100: 2006]
    • Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Victoriaville) 2005 [2005.05.22; Victo 98: 2006]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (GTM) 2006 [2005.05.26-27; Important 184 [4CD]: 2008]
    • Anthony Braxton: 4 Compositions (Ulrichsberg) 2005 [2005.06.18-19; Leo 468/471 [4CD]]
    • Anthony Braxton: Trio (Glasgow) 2005 [2005.06.23; Leo 487/488 [2CD]: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton 12+1tet: 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [2006.03.16-19; Firehouse 12 FH12-04-03-001 [9CD+DVD]: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton: Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 [2007.05.20; Victo 108: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton: 12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007 [2007.05.20; Victo 109: 2007]
    • Anthony Braxton/Joe Morris: Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007 [2007.07.30-31; Clean Feed 100 [4CD]: 2008]
    • Anthony Braxton/AIMToronto Orchestra: Creative Orchestra (Guelph) 2007 [2007.09.07; Spool 130: 2008]
    • Anthony Braxton/Milford Graves/William Parker: Beyond Quantum [2008.05.11; Tzadik 7626: 2008] [A-]
    • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow) 2008 [2008.06.29; Leo 518: 2008]

    Total records in list above: 154 (28 in house, 2 from other sources).

    Side credits:

    Includes duo/group albums with Braxton listed but other artist first. A + in comment field indicates that Braxton did not play on all cuts.

    • Muhal Richard Abrams: Levels and Degrees of Light [1967.06.07-12.21; Delmark 413: 1968, 1996] -- + [B-]
    • Gunter Hampel: The 8th of July 1969 [1969.07.08; Birth 1: 1969, 1992] -- +
    • ICP Orchestra: Instant Composer's Pool [1969.07.08; ICP 7/8 [2LP]: 1970] -- +
    • Jacques Coursil: Black Suite [1969.07.10; BYG 529.349 (Actuel 49): 1969]
    • Alan Silva and the Celestial Communications Orchestra: Luna Surface [1969.08.17; BYG 529.312 (Actuel 12): 1969]
    • Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones: Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones [1969.12.11; America 6102: 1970; Fantasy 86108: 1970]
    • Creative Construction Company: Creative Construction Company [1970.05.19; Muse 5071: 1976]
    • Creative Construction Company: CCC, Vol. 2 [1970.05.19; Muse 5097]
    • Marion Brown: Afternoon of a Georgia Faun [1970.08.10; ECM 1004: 1970]
    • Chick Corea: Circulus [1970.08.21; Blue Note BN-LA882-J2: 1975] -- +
    • Chick Corea: Circling In [1970.10.13-19; Blue Note BN-LA472-H2: 1978; included in Early Circle, Blue Note 84465: 1992] -- + [B]
    • Chick Corea: Circle 1: Live in Germany [1970.11.28; Stretch 237: 1996]
    • Celestial Communications Orchestra: My Country [1971.01; Leo 302: 1989]
    • Circle: Paris Concert [1971.02.21; ECM 1018/19 [2LP]: 1972; ECM 1018 [2CD]: 1994] -- + [A-]
    • Circle/Chick Corea Quintet: Live in New York City [1971.03.19; Oxford 3005] -- +
    • Circle: Gathering [1971.05.17; Stretch 238: 1996]
    • Joseph Jarman/Anthony Braxton: Together Alone [1971.12.29; Delmark 428: 1975, 1995]
    • Dave Holland Quartet: Conference of the Birds [1972.11.30; ECM 1027] [A]
    • Dave Brubeck: All the Things We Are [1974.10.03; Atlantic 1684: 1976; Rhino 1684: 1998] [B]
    • Leroy Jenkins/The Jazz Composer's Orchestra: For Players Only [1975.01.30; JCOA 1010: 1975] [A-]
    • Gunter Hampel: Enfant Terrible [1975.09.23; Birth 25: 1976]
    • Globe Unity Orchestra and Guests: Pearls [1975.11.25-26; FMP 380: 1977] -- +
    • Globe Unity Orchestra: Jahrmarkt/Local Fair [1975.11.27; Po Torch PTR/JWD2: 1977] -- +
    • Richard Teitelbaum/Anthony Braxton: Time Zones [1976.06.10, .09.16; Freedom 147304: 1977; Arista AL-1037: 1977]
    • Evan Parker/Anthony Braxton/Derek Bailey: Company 2 [1976.08.22; Incus 23: 1977]
    • Roscoe Mitchell: Duets with Anthony Braxton [1976.12.13; Sackville 3016: 1978]
    • Roscoe Mitchell: Nonaah [1977.01.17; Nessa 9/10 [2LP]: 1977, [2CD]: 2008] -- +
    • Woody Shaw with Anthony Braxton: The Iron Men [1977.04.06-13; Muse 5160: 1978; included in Two More Pieces of the Puzzle, 32 Jazz 32069: 1998] -- + [B+]
    • Company: Company 5 [1977.05.26; Incus 28: 1978; Incus 41: 2001]
    • Company: Company 6 & 7 [1977.05.25-27; Incus 29/30 [2LP]: 1978; Incus 7: 1991]
    • Muhal Richard Abrams: 1-OQA+19 [1977.11.28, .12.05; Black Saint 17: 1978; 1997] -- +
    • Ran Blake: Rapport [1978.05.01; Arista Novus 3006: 1978] -- +
    • Roscoe Mitchell: L-R-G/The Maze/S II Examples [1978.07.27; Nessa 14/15 [2LP]: 1978; Chief 4: 1989] -- +
    • Max Roach/Anthony Braxton: Birth and Rebirth [1978.09.07; Black Saint 24: 1978, 1993] [B+]
    • Reform Art Unit: Impressions [1978.09.30; RAU 1010: 1978]
    • Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: Sketches From Bamboo [1979.06.05; Moers Music 2024: 1979]
    • Leo Smith Creative Orchestra: Budding of a Rose [1979.06.05; Moers Music 2026: 1979]
    • Max Roach/Anthony Braxton: One in Two, Two in One [1979.08.31; Hat Art 6030: 1990]
    • Neighbours: With Anthony Braxton [1980.07.24; GNM 120754: 1984]
    • Walter Thompson: Four Compositions [1980.09.19; Dane 1: 1981] -- +
    • Creative Music Studio: Woodstock Jazz Festival 2 [1981.09.19; Douglas 9: 1997]
    • Giorgio Gaslini/Anthony Braxton Duo: Four Pieces [1981.11.02; Dischi Della Quercia 28015: 1982] -- +
    • Vienna Art Orchestra: From No Time to Rag Time [1982.10.21; Hat Art 1999/2000 [2LP]: 1983; Hat Art 6073: 1993] -- + [A]
    • Paul Smoker Trio: QB [1984.02.10-11; Alvas 101: 1984] -- +
    • György Szabados: Szabraxtondos [1984.06.29; Krem 17909: 1985]
    • John Lindberg: Trilogy of Works for Eleven Instrumentalists [1984.09.08-09; Black Saint 82: 1985, 1998]
    • Richard Teitelbaum: Concerto Grosso [1985.05.03; Hat Art 6004: 1988]
    • Derek Bailey/Anthony Braxton: Moment Preciux [1986.10.04; Victo 2: 1987, 1993]
    • Gino Robair/Anthony Braxton: Duets 1987 [1987.08.06,.10.03; Rastascan 2: 1987; Music & Arts 1026: 1998]
    • London Jazz Composers Orchestra: Zurich Concerts [1988.03.27; Intakt 4/5 [2LP]: 1988; Intakt 5 [2CD]: 1995] -- +
    • Ran Blake/Anthony Braxton: A Memory of Vienna [1988.11.19; Hatology 505: 1997]
    • Andrew Voigt/Anthony Braxton: Kol Nidre [1988.12.10-11; Sound Aspects 31: 1990]
    • Douglas Ewart and Inventions Clarinet Choir: Angles of Entrance [1990.07.06; Aarawack 4: 1998] -- +
    • Frederick Lonberg-Holm: Theory of Motion [1990; Curious Pogus 1: 1991] -- +
    • David Rosenbloom/Anthony Braxton: Two Lines [1992.10.03; Lovely Music 3071: 1995]
    • John Rapson: Dances & Orations [1994.01.14,07.21-24; Music & Arts 923: 1996]
    • Abraham Adzenyah/Anthony Braxton: Duo (Wesleyan) 1994 [1994.04.23; Leo 228/229 [2CD]: 1995]
    • Roland Dahinden Trios: Naima [1995.05,.12; Mode 62: 1997]
    • Joe Fonda: From the Source [1996.03.09; Konnex 5075: 1997]
    • Borah Bergman/Anthony Braxton/Peter Brötzmann: Eight by Three [1996.04; Mixtery 1: 1997]
    • Kevin Norton Ensemble/Anthony Braxton: For Guy Debord (in Nine Events) [1998.09.24; Barking Hoop 1: 1999]
    • James Fei: Alto Quartets [1998.10.02; Organized Sound 3: 2004] -- +
    • Brandon Evans/Anthony Braxton: Elliptical Axis 15 [2000.05.19; Parallactic 28-30 [3CD]]
    • Andre Vida: Child Real Eyes [2002.08.19-21; Vidatone 5]
    • Wadada Leo Smith/Anthony Braxton: Organic Resonance [2003.04.05; Pi 6: 2003]
    • Wadada Leo Smith/Anthony Braxton: Saturn, Conjunct the Grand Canyon in a Sweet Embrace [2003.04.05; Pi 10: 2004]
    • John Shiurba: 5x5 1.2=A [2003.12.10; Rastascan 55: 2007]
    • Wolf Eyes/Anthony Braxton: Black Vomit [2005.05.21; Victo 99: 2006]
    • Misha Mengelberg: Afijn [2005.06.05; Data Images 3/ICP 44 [DVD]: 2006] -- + (1 40:22 track)

    Compositions Only:

    • Anthony Braxton: For Two Pianos [1980.09.13-15; Arista AL-9559] -- performed by Frederic Rzewski and Ursula Oppens; in Mosaic box
    • Splatter Trio & Debris: Jump or Die - 21 Anthony Braxton Compositions 1992 [1992.05.05,12; Music & Arts 4843: 1994]
    • Anthony Braxton: Piano Music (Notated) 1968-1988 [1995.03.24,06.02-03, 1996.02; Hat Art 6194 [4CD]: 1996] -- performed by Hildegard Kleeb
    • Mike Heffley: Meditations on Early Braxton [1996.06-08; Heffley 1]
    • Bret Larner: Itadakimasu: Improvised Duets 1994-2000 [1996.12.04; Spool 114: 2001] -- + (1 track)
    • Anthony Braxton: 10 [Solo Bagpipe] Compositions 2000 [2000.04-05; Parallactic 36] -- performed by Matthew Welch
    • Kevin Norton/Haewon Min: Play the Music of Anthony Braxton [2001.03.22; Barking Hoop 6]
    • Anthony Braxton (+ Duke Ellington): Concept of Freedom [2003.08.01-06; Hatology 614: 2005] -- Braxton pieces (+ one Ellington) played by Roland Dahinden (tb), Hildegard Kleeb (p), Dimitris Polisoidis (vln), Robert Höldrich (elec)
    • Anthony Braxton: Piano Music (1968-2000) [2004.07.14-15, 2005.10.11-12, 2007.05.9-11,.09.26; Leo 901/909 [9CD]: 2008] -- played by Geneviève Foccroulle

    Compilations:

    • Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton [1974.09.27 - 1980.09.15; Mosaic MD8-242 [8CD]: 2008] [A-]
    • [VA]: Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions: Complete [1976.05.15; Knit Classics K-3037 [3CD]] -- + (1 track)
    • [VA]: October Meeting 1991: 3 Quartets [1991.10.19; Bimhuis 3: 1997] -- +

    Total records in list above: 235 (41 in house, 2 from other sources).