Paris Concert (Circle album)

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Paris Concert
Paris Concert (Circle album).jpg
Live album by Circle
Released 1971
Recorded February 21, 1971
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Length 94:56
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Circle chronology
Circle 1: Live in Germany Concert
(1970)Circle 1: Live in Germany Concert1970
Paris Concert
Circle 2: Gathering
(1971)Circle 2: Gathering1971

Paris Concert is a live album by the short-lived jazz group Circle, which consisted of saxophonist Anthony Braxton, pianist Chick Corea, bassist David Holland and drummer Barry Altschul, recorded in 1971 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The music is often quite abstract but generally colorful and innovative; Chick Corea would soon break up the band for other musical adventures, but this set remains one of the high points of his productive career".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "Nefertiti" (Wayne Shorter) - 19:14
  2. "Song for the Newborn" (Dave Holland) - 6:57
  3. "Duet" (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea) - 10:31
  4. "Lookout Farm/73 Degrees Kelvin [Variation 3]" (Barry Altschul, Braxton) - 16:06

Disc Two:

  1. "Toy Room/Q & A" (Holland) - 24:41
  2. "No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 17:37
  • Recorded at the Maison de l'O.R.T.F. in Paris, France on February 21, 1971



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed August 30, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 30, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.