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
(1974)
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.

Reception[edit]

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
SourceRating
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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.