Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 23B
8:51
2 Opus 23C
3:11
3 Opus 23D
7:04
4 Opus 38A
6:27
5 Opus 37
8:17
6 Opus 23A
5:29
7 Opus 23H
4:40
8 Opus 23G
8:13
9 Opus 23E
17:17
10 Opus 40M
3:23
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 You Stepped Out of a Dream
7:11
2 Miss Ann
4:09
3 Opus 60
9:19
4 Opus 40P
7:02
5 Maple Leaf Rag
3:37
6 Opus 62
13:04
7 Nickie
3:15
8 Opus 77A
7:35
9 Opus 77C
6:30
10 Red Top
6:15
11 Opus 77D
7:25
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 77E
4:26
2 Opus 26F
6:22
3 Opus 77F
6:20
4 Opus 26B
6:58
5 Along Came Betty
8:00
6 Opus 77G
5:17
7 Opus 26E
6:17
8 Giant Steps
6:22
9 Opus 77H
7:05
10 Opus 76 (Version One)
20:10
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 76 (Version Two)
21:28
2 Opus 95 For Two Pianos
49:28
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 51
5:11
2 Opus 56
7:33
3 Opus 58
6:44
4 Opus 57
6:25
5 Opus 55
7:19
6 Opus 59
6:41
7 Opus 63
23:32
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 40N
7:48
2 Opus 23J
13:59
3 Opus 40
7:35
4 Opus 6F
8:17
5 Opus 40K
15:32
6 Opus 6C
10:00
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 82, Part One
54:04
CD 8
# Title Rating Length
1 Opus 82, Part Two
58:26

Credits

CD 1

clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (track 4)
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
violin:
Leroy Jenkins (track 6)
drumset [drums]:
Barry Altschul (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
trumpet:
Kenny Wheeler (tracks 2–3, 6)
Kenny Wheeler (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
drums:
Jerome Cooper (tracks 1–3)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (track 6)
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
synthesizer:
Richard Teitelbaum (track 4)
flute:
Anthony Braxton (track 2)
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
bass:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (tracks 1–3, 6)
double bass:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
percussion:
Jerome Cooper (track 6)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 1, 3)
Julius Hemphill (track 5)
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
alto flute:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
sopranino saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (track 5)
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
baritone saxophone:
Hamiet Bluiett (track 5)
tenor saxophone:
Oliver Lake (track 5)
flugelhorn:
Kenny Wheeler (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Kenny Wheeler (track 1)
composer:
Anthony Braxton (1971 – 1974) (tracks 1, 3, 6–9)
Anthony Braxton (1974) (tracks 4–5)
Anthony Braxton (1974 – 1976) (track 10)
dedicated to:
Albert Ayler (track 9)
writer:
Anthony Braxton (track 2)
publisher:
Synthesis Music Publishing (tracks 1, 3, 8–10)
recorded at:
Generation Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1975-07-02) (tracks 7–10)
part of:
Composition No. 23: Sixteen Compositions (part of collection) (tracks 1–3, 6–9)
Composition No. 38: Two Compositions (part of collection) (track 4)
Composition No. 40: Seventeen Compositions (part of collection) (track 10)
recording of:
Composition No. 23A (1974-09-27) (track 6)
Composition No. 23B (1974-09-27) (track 1)
Composition No. 23C (1974-09-27) (track 2)
Composition No. 23D (1974-09-27) (track 3)
Composition No. 37 (1974-09-27) (track 5)
Composition No. 38A (1974-10-16) (track 4)
Composition No. 23E (1975-07-02) (track 9)
Composition No. 23G (1975-07-02) (track 8)
Composition No. 23H (1975-07-02) (track 7)
Composition No. 40M (1975-07-02) (track 10)

CD 2

clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
drumset [drums]:
Barry Altschul (1975-07-01) (track 1)
trumpet:
Kenny Wheeler (1975-07-01) (track 1)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
flute:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
double bass:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (1975-07-01) (track 1)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
Anthony Braxton (1978-11-28) (tracks 8–9, 11)
Anthony Braxton (1978-11-29) (track 10)
alto flute:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
sopranino saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-01) (track 1)
flugelhorn:
Kenny Wheeler (1975-07-01) (track 1)
composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 1)
Eric Dolphy (track 2)
Lionel Hampton (track 10)
Ben Kynard (track 10)
Scott Joplin (1901) (track 5)
Anthony Braxton (1974 – 1976) (track 4)
Muhal Richard Abrams (1976) (track 7)
Anthony Braxton (1976) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Anthony Braxton (1977 – 1980) (tracks 8–9, 11)
lyricist:
Gus Kahn (track 1)
publisher:
Synthesis Music Publishing (tracks 4, 8–9, 11)
recorded at:
Big Apple Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1978-11-28) (tracks 8–9, 11)
arrangements:
Maple Leaf Rag (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Maple Leaf Rag (piano rag) (1976-08-01 – 1976-08-02) (track 5)
Miss Ann (1976-08-01 – 1976-08-02) (track 2)
instrumental cover recording of:
You Stepped Out of a Dream (Ziegfeld Girl, 1941 film) (1975-07-01) (track 1)
instrumental recording of:
Red Top (1978-11-29) (track 10)
later versions:
Maple Leaf Rag (song) (track 5)
part of:
Composition No. 40: Seventeen Compositions (part of collection) (track 4)
Composition No. 77: Solo Music, Book Three (part of collection) (tracks 8–9, 11)
Three Duo Compositions (part of collection) (tracks 3, 6)
recording of:
Composition No. 40P (1976-08-01 – 1976-08-02) (track 4)
Composition No. 62 (1976-08-01 – 1976-08-02) (track 6)
Nickie (Braxton/Abrams Improvisation) (1976-08-01 – 1976-08-02) (track 7)
Composition No. 60 (1976-08-02) (track 3)
Composition No. 77A (1978-11-28) (track 8)
Composition No. 77C (1978-11-28) (track 9)
Composition No. 77D (1978-11-28) (track 11)

CD 3

taragot [Taragata]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
clarinet:
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
clarinet [Bb Clarinet]:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
clarinet [Bb clarinet]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
other instruments [Ewartphone]:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
other instruments [Hub "T" Wall]:
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
other instruments [little instruments]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
gong:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
concert flute [C flute]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
soprano saxophone [Bb Soprano Saxophone]:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
soprano saxophone [Eb Soprano Saxophone]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
bassoon:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
flute:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
soprano clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
percussion:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Anthony Braxton (1978-11-28) (track 3)
Anthony Braxton (1978-11-29) (tracks 2, 4–7, 9)
Anthony Braxton (1979-06-21) (tracks 1, 8)
bass clarinet:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
contrabass saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
bass flute:
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
alto flute:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
piccolo:
Douglas Ewart (1977-09-22) (track 10)
baritone saxophone:
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
alto clarinet [Contra Alto Clarinet]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 10)
tenor saxophone:
Henry Threadgill (1977-09-22) (track 10)
composer:
John Coltrane (track 8)
Benny Golson (track 5)
Anthony Braxton (1970 – 1974) (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Anthony Braxton (1977) (track 10)
Anthony Braxton (1977 – 1980) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
dedicated to:
Philip Glass (track 2)
mixer:
Jim Dolan (recording engineer) (1977-09-22) (track 10)
recording engineer:
Jim Dolan (recording engineer) (1977-09-22) (track 10)
publisher:
Synthesis Music Publishing (tracks 1–4, 6–7, 9–10)
recorded at:
Streeterville Sound in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Big Apple Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1978-11-29) (tracks 2, 4–7, 9)
Big Apple Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1979-06-21) (tracks 1, 8)
is based on:
part of:
Composition No. 26: Solo Music - Book Two (part of collection) (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Composition No. 77: Solo Music, Book Three (part of collection) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
recording of:
Composition No. 76 (1977-09-22) (track 10)
Composition No. 77F (1978-11-28) (track 3)
Along Came Betty (1978-11-29) (track 5)
Composition No. 26B (1978-11-29) (track 4)
Composition No. 26E (1978-11-29) (track 7)
Composition No. 26F (1978-11-29) (track 2)
Composition No. 77G (1978-11-29) (track 6)
Composition No. 77H (1978-11-29) (track 9)
Composition No. 77E (1979-06-21) (track 1)
Giant Steps (1979-06-21) (track 8)

CD 4

taragot [Taragata]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
clarinet:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
clarinet [Bb clarinet]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
other instruments [little instruments]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
gong:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
concert flute [C flute]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
soprano saxophone:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
soprano saxophone [Eb Soprano Saxophone]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
flute:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
vibraphone:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
soprano clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
melodica:
Ursula Oppens (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
Frederic Rzewski (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
percussion:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
bass saxophone:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
piano:
Ursula Oppens (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
Frederic Rzewski (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
bass clarinet:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
contrabass saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
zither:
Ursula Oppens (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
Frederic Rzewski (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)
alto flute:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
piccolo:
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
baritone saxophone:
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
alto clarinet:
Joseph Jarman (1977-09-22) (track 1)
alto clarinet [Contra Alto Clarinet]:
Anthony Braxton (1977-09-22) (track 1)
tenor saxophone:
Roscoe Mitchell (1977-09-22) (track 1)
composer:
Anthony Braxton (1977) (track 1)
Anthony Braxton (1980) (track 2)
mixer:
Jim Dolan (recording engineer) (1977-09-22) (track 1)
recording engineer:
Jim Dolan (recording engineer) (1977-09-22) (track 1)
publisher:
recorded at:
Streeterville Sound in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1977-09-22) (track 1)
compilation of:
recording of:
Composition No. 76 (1977-09-22) (track 1)
Composition No. 95 (1980-09-13 – 1980-09-15) (track 2)

CD 5

clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 3, 6)
Ronald Bridgewater (tracks 2, 4, 6)
Seldon Powell (track 2)
cello:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (tracks 4, 6)
cymbal:
Philip Wilson (track 3)
trumpet:
Cecil Bridgewater (tracks 1–6)
Jon Faddis (tracks 1–2, 4–6)
Wadada Leo Smith (tracks 2–6)
Kenny Wheeler (tracks 1–6)
gong:
Barry Altschul (track 2)
glockenspiel:
Karl Berger (track 3)
drums:
Warren Smith (jazz percussionist) (tracks 1, 5)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 2, 6)
Anthony Braxton (1976-11-06) (track 7)
synthesizer:
Richard Teitelbaum (track 2)
soprano saxophone:
Roscoe Mitchell (tracks 2, 6)
flute:
Anthony Braxton (track 4)
Roscoe Mitchell (track 4)
Seldon Powell (tracks 3–4, 6)
bass:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (tracks 1–3, 5)
vibraphone:
Karl Berger (track 5)
vibraphone and xylophone:
Karl Berger (track 4)
percussion:
Barry Altschul (tracks 2, 4)
Philip Wilson (tracks 2, 4)
bass saxophone:
Roscoe Mitchell (tracks 3–4, 6)
snare drum:
Barry Altschul (track 3)
Warren Smith (jazz percussionist) (track 3)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 1, 3, 5)
Roscoe Mitchell (track 6)
Seldon Powell (tracks 1, 3, 5)
piccolo trumpet and trumpet:
Jon Faddis (track 3)
piano:
Frederic Rzewski (tracks 2, 4)
Muhal Richard Abrams (tracks 1–2, 4–5)
bass clarinet:
Bruce Johnstone (tracks 2–4, 6)
contrabass saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 4–5)
bells and chimes:
Barry Altschul (track 4)
sopranino saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (track 6)
Anthony Braxton (1976-11-06) (track 7)
baritone saxophone:
Bruce Johnstone (tracks 1, 3, 5)
tuba:
Jonathan Dorn (tracks 1–6)
bass trombone:
Jack Jeffers (tracks 2–5)
Earl McIntyre (tracks 1, 6)
bass drum:
Frederic Rzewski (track 3)
Warren Smith (jazz percussionist) (track 2)
tenor saxophone:
Ronald Bridgewater (tracks 1, 3, 5)
trombone:
George Lewis (Chicago-born trombonist) (tracks 1–6)
Garrett List (tracks 1–6)
George Lewis (Chicago-born trombonist) (1976-11-06) (track 7)
composer:
Anthony Braxton (track 7)
Anthony Braxton (1976) (tracks 1–6)
conductor:
Wadada Leo Smith (tracks 1, 3, 5)
Herr Hummel (American conductor who lived in Berlin) (1976-11-06) (track 7)
publisher:
live recording of:
Composition no. 63 (1976-11-06) (track 7)
recording of:
Composition No. 51 (1976-02) (track 1)
Composition No. 55 (1976-02) (track 5)
Composition No. 56 (1976-02) (track 2)
Composition No. 57 (1976-02) (track 4)
Composition No. 58 (1976-02) (track 3)
Composition No. 59 (1976-02) (track 6)

CD 6

clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-20) (track 3)
drumset [drums]:
Barry Altschul (1975-07-20) (track 3)
trumpet:
Kenny Wheeler (1975-07-20) (track 3)
gong:
Barry Altschul (1975-07-20) (track 3)
contrabass clarinet:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-20) (track 3)
double bass [bass]:
Dave Holland (British jazz bassist and composer) (1975-07-20) (track 3)
percussion:
Barry Altschul (1975-07-20) (track 3)
alto saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-20) (track 3)
sopranino saxophone:
Anthony Braxton (1975-07-20) (track 3)
composer:
Anthony Braxton (tracks 3–4)
Anthony Braxton (1966 – 1972) (track 6)
Anthony Braxton (1971 – 1974) (track 2)
Anthony Braxton (1974 – 1976) (tracks 1, 5)
engineer:
Joe Temperley (Scottish saxophonist) (1975-07-20) (track 3)
publisher:
Synthesis Music Publishing (tracks 1, 3, 5)
compiled in:
edit of:
live recording of:
Composition No. 23J (1975-07-20) (track 2)
Composition No. 40N (1975-07-20) (track 1)
Composition No. 40K (1976-11-04) (track 5)
Composition No. 6C (1976-11-04) (track 6)
Composition No. 6F (1976-11-04) (track 4)
Composition No. 40O (1977-07-20) (track 3)
part of:
Composition No. 23: Sixteen Compositions (part of collection) (track 2)
Composition No. 40: Seventeen Compositions (part of collection) (tracks 1, 3, 5)
Composition No. 6: Sixteen Compositions (part of collection) (tracks 4, 6)

CD 7

composer:
Anthony Braxton (1978) (track 1)
publisher:
compilation of:
partial recording of:
Composition No. 82 (1978-05-18 – 1978-05-19) (track 1)

CD 8

composer:
Anthony Braxton (1978) (track 1)
publisher:
compilation of:
partial recording of:
Composition No. 82 (1978-05-18 – 1978-05-19) (track 1)