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Anthony Braxton Mosaic: Outtakes From the Liner Notes

Braxton MosaicMosaic’s forthcoming Anthony Braxton set, The Complete Arista Recordings, is a long-awaited dream-come-true for fans of the jazz avant-garde, and it’s now available for pre-order at the Mosaic website. The set’s liner notes were written by musician and scholar Mike Heffley, who gave Mosaic a draft that was twice as long as what they were able to use. He’s posted the notes’ outtakes, so to speak, on his website; reading them makes me anticipate this set even more.
(Those interested in Braxton should also check out Graham Locke’s wonderful book Forces in Motion: the Music and Thoughts of Anthony Braxton, as well as Heffley’s own Music of Anthony Braxton.)

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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