Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986

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Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986
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Studio album by Anthony Braxton
Released 1986
Recorded July 2-3, 1986
Studio Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy
Genre Jazz
Length 42:25
Label Black Saint
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Anthony Braxton chronology
Quartet (Coventry) 1985
(1985)Quartet (Coventry) 19851985
Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986
The Aggregate
(1986)The Aggregate1986

Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986 is an album by American saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton recorded in 1986 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars stating "By the time of this mid-'80s quartet date, Braxton was just starting to get better compensated for his music and was also formalizing his heady compositional formula; this advance was helped along considerably by his stellar quartet... Knotty music to be sure, but some of Braxton's most rewarding".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton.

  1. "Composition No. 131" - 6:45
  2. "Composition No. 99" - 5:50
  3. "Composition No. 124" - 9:05
  4. "Composition No. 122" - 9:20
  5. "Composition No. 101" - 11:25



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed May 27, 2011
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 27, 2011