Jazz Elder Statesman Anthony Braxton Continues To Defy Expectations
The saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton has been a galvanizing figure in American music for more than 50 years – and at 76, he’s definitely not slowing down. Braxton has two new box sets out this month, totaling more than 20 hours of music.
Anthony Braxton has always done things his own way; he’s famous for creating his own musical syntax and strategies, in work that straddles jazz and classical traditions but conforms to no established pattern. He is a true American original — and by his own account, a perpetual work in progress.