3 Compositions of New Jazz

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3 Compositions of New Jazz
Anthony Braxton-3 Compositions of New Jazz (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Anthony Braxton
Released 1968
Recorded 27 March 1968,10 April 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 43:31
Label Delmark
Producer Robert G. Koester
Anthony Braxton chronology
3 Compositions of New Jazz
For Alto

3 Compositions of New Jazz is the debut album by Anthony Braxton released in 1968 on the Delmark label. It features performances by Braxton, Leroy Jenkins and Leo Smith with Muhal Richard Abrams appearing on two tracks.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This is a long and tough listen, but it's a light one in comparison to For Alto. And make no mistake: It is outrageously forward-thinking, if not — arguably — downright visionary. Braxton's 3 Compositions of New Jazz is an essential document of the beginning of the end".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Anthony Braxton, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "(840m)-Realize-44M-44M (Composition 6 E)[3]"   20:03*
2. "N-M488-44M-Z (Composition 6 D)[3]"   12:57*
3. "The Bell" (Leo Smith) 10:31

*These first two tracks are graphically titled. This is an attempt to translate the title.

  • Recorded at Sound Studios, Chicago, IL on March 27 (track 1) and April 10 (tracks 2 & 3), 1968



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 23, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 29. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ a b "Restructures - Anthony Braxton Discography". Retrieved 2013-04-16.