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
RecordedMarch 27 & April 10, 1968
ProducerRobert 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.[1][2] 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".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Anthony Braxton, except where noted.

1."(840m)-Realize-44M-44M (Composition 6 E)[5]"20:03*
2."N-M488-44M-Z (Composition 6 D)[5]"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. ^ Anthony Braxton Catalog accessed November 3, 2016
  2. ^ Filippo, R., Enciclopedia del Jazz: Anthony Braxton accessed November 3, 2016
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 23, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 29. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ a b "Restructures - Anthony Braxton Discography". Retrieved 2013-04-16.