Willisau (Quartet) 1991

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Willisau (Quartet) 1991
Willisau (Quartet) 1991.jpg
Studio album / Live album by Anthony Braxton
Released 1992
Recorded June 2, 4 & 5, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 259:03
Label hatART
Producer Pia Uehlinger, Werner X. Uehlinger
Anthony Braxton chronology
Duets: Hamburg 1991
(1991)Duets: Hamburg 19911991
Willisau (Quartet) 1991
(1991)
Duo (Amsterdam) 1991
(1991)Duo (Amsterdam) 19911991

Willisau (Quartet) 1991 is a 4CD box set by American composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded live and in the studio in 1991 and released on the hatART label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "With this band, he never had to assert himself as a leader because they could instinctively follow his cues. Since that time, he has had to assert himself more and more. And while the music he's writing has every bit of the wonder, awe, and irritation of his earlier work, it has never been played with this virtuosity".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Anthony Braxton

Disc One:

  1. "No. 160(+5) +40j" - 13:22
  2. "No. 23 M (+10)" - 16:02
  3. "No. 158 (+96) +40l" - 17:28
  4. "No. 40a" - 13:29
  5. "No. 40b" - 11:34

Disc Two:

  1. "No. 161" - 17:22
  2. "No. 159" - 17:04
  3. "No. 23c +32 +105b (+30)" - 9:10
  4. "No. 23 M (+10)" - 13:46
  5. "No. 40m" - 12:03

Disc Three:

  1. "No. 67 (+147+96)" - 15:03
  2. "No. 140 (+147 +139 + 135)" - 17:04
  3. "No. 34a" - 8:24
  4. "No. 20+86" - 12:13
  5. "No. 23g (+147+30)" - 5:55

Disc Four:

  1. "No. 69 (0) + 135" - 12:47
  2. "No. 69b" - 23:48
  3. "No. 107b (+96)" - 10:27
  4. "No. 101" - 12:02
  • Recorded at Mohren in Willisau, Switzerland on June 2 (Disc Three and Four) and June 4 & 5 (Disc One and Two), 1991

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography accessed December 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed December 15, 2011