Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984

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Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 28, 1984
RecordedSeptember 10 & 11, 1984
StudioVanguard Studios, NYC
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Anthony Braxton chronology
Composition 113
Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984
Prag 1984 (Quartet Performance)

Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984 is an album by the American saxophonist and composer Anthony Braxton, recorded in New York in 1984 and released on the Italian Black Saint label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

The AllMusic review awarded the album 4 stars with Scott Yanow observing, "Anthony Braxton (who on this set plays alto, soprano, C-melody sax, clarinet, and flute) met up with his longtime pianist Marilyn Crispell for the first time on this Black Saint release. With bassist John Lindberg and drummer Gerry Hemingway forming what would be (with Mark Dresser in Lindberg's place) a regular group for nearly a decade, his quartet was off to a strong start. Braxton seems quite comfortable playing this complex music."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz singled out Crispell's contributions as being particularly effective.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton.

  1. "Composition No. 114 (+ 108A)" – 7:09
  2. "Composition No. 110C" – 4:38
  3. "Composition No. 115" – 6:37
  4. "Composition No. 110A (+ 108B)" – 4:58
  5. "Composition No. 110D" – 2:39
  6. "Composition No. 116" – 9:46



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed November 10, 2011
    - Black Saint album info accessed November 10, 2011
    - Anthony Braxton catalog accessed November 10, 2011
    - Jazzlists: Black Saint Records main series discography 0050-0099 accessed November 10, 2011
    - Enciclopedia del Jazz: Anthony Braxton accessed November 10, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Six Compositions: Quartet – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.