Royal Volumes 1 & 2

Anthony Braxton & Derek Bailey

Medium: 2LP
Year: 2017

Availability: Out of stock



Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets. Two volumes were planned; only one was issued, till now. This was one of the first transatlantic meetings between leading free improvisers. Many of Braxton's signature techniques and ideas were gestated in such sessions. It still brims with inquisitive musical creativity and knockabout jazzbo allusiveness.Sides 1 and 2 were issued as Royal Volume 1 in 1984; 3 and 4 are released here for the first time.