Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The (Downloadable) Braxton Problem

Over at IMC World HQ (aka Myspace) you'll find the details and the download coordinates of last Thursday night's first part of a two installment profile of Anthony Braxton (assembled and hosted by yours truly). The show and accompanying blog post have already generated some discussion (but no kudos -- what gives?), so be sure to weigh in on the controversy that Mr. Braxton seems to inspire everywhere he's known.

If you're lazy and looking for gratification with fewer clicks, here's the link to the fully downloadable episode:

Now's the Time - April 9, 2009: Anthony Braxton, Part 1

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Braxtonian Musings

Tomorrow night's installment of Now's the Time (8:30PM EDT - CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa, ckcufm.com elsewhere) is the first of two shows dedicated to the music and career of Anthony Braxton. I'm going to try something new, in that instead of blathering on like I usually do I'll keep my on-air commentary to a minimum, squeeze in as much music as I can, and then use the forum provided by the blog on our myspace page to impart my thoughts on the riddle that is Braxton and his music.

Part two will air May 14. The music for both programs is to be taken from Braxton's 2007 release 9 Compositions (Iridium). Heady stuff.