In the Tradition Volume 2

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In the Tradition Volume 2
In the Tradition Volume 2.jpg
Studio album by Anthony Braxton
Released 1976
Recorded May 29, 1974
Rosenberg Studie in Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Jazz
Length 49:20
Label SteepleChase SCS 1045
Producer Nils Winther
Anthony Braxton chronology
In the Tradition
(1974)In the Tradition1974
In the Tradition Volume 2
Solo: Live at Moers Festival
(1974)Solo: Live at Moers Festival1974

In the Tradition Volume 2 is an album by American saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton recorded in 1974 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label in 1976.[1][2][3][4] The album features Braxton's interpretations of jazz standards and followed the first volume recorded at the same sessions which was released in 1974.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Braxton pays tribute to each song's melody before making his abstract improvisations; the rhythm section mostly ignores what he plays. A short "Duet" (which teams the leader with Pedersen) is a change-of-pace and much freer. These two records are historical curiosities but feature much less interaction between the trio and Anthony Braxton than one would hope".[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 9:58
  2. "Duet" (Anthony Braxton, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen) - 3:30
  3. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 10:17
  4. "Marshmallow" (Warne Marsh) - 6:42 Bonus track on CD reissue
  5. "Donna Lee" (Charlie Parker) - 6:35
  6. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 8:07
  7. "Half Nelson" (Miles Davis) - 4:15



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography, accessed March 17, 2015
  2. ^ SteepleChase Records discography, accessed March 17, 2015
  3. ^ Anthony Braxton Catalog, accessed March 17, 2015
  4. ^ Anthony Braxton Project: 1971-1979 Chronology accessed November 7, 2016
  5. ^ a b Yanow, S., Allmusic Review, accessed March 17, 2015
  6. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 29. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.