Anthony Braxton on the composition that changed his life
RUFFIN: NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
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AS A KID LISTENING TO ROCK N ROLL ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO, NEA JAZZ MASTER ANTHONY BRAXTON HEARD A NEW SOUND THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING.
ANTHONY BRAXTON: It was only because of an accidental opportunity that I would have the chance to hear an L.P. that immediately changed my whole life. That L.P. was Jazz at the College of the Pacific. The Dave Brubeck Quartet. And the first composition on the L.P. was All The Things You Are. By the time of the completion of the first composition my whole life had changed.
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THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH ANTHONY BRAXTON WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Excerpt of “All the Things You Are” composed by Jerome Kern and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, from Jazz at the College of the Pacific, used courtesy of Concord Music Group and used by permission of Universal Music Publishing (BMI).