anthony braxton, william parker, milford graves: beyond quantum
3 of the greatest musicians of all time, playing together. one of those lineups i may have once dreamed about. this album is nothing short of brilliant. released on john zorn's tzadik label august 2008.
from the tzadik website:
"Anthony Braxton, Milford Graves and William Parker are quite literally three of the most important virtuoso instrumentalists in new music, each a vivid conceptualist as well an influential composer/perf o rm e r. This intense improvisational outing features them at their best: excited, inspired and in complete communication. Recorded and mixed by musical alchemist Bill Laswell, sparks fly in this important and historic meeting of creative music masters."
Anthony Braxton: Saxophones
Milford Graves: Percussion
William Parker: Bass
download beyond quantum here:
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