Trio & Duet
02. The Song Is You 12:00
03. Embraceable You 5:39
04. You Go To My Head 8:33
Recorded at Thunder Sound, Toronto, Canada.
Anthony Braxton - alto saxophone, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, chimes, bass drum
Leo Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, percussion, small instruments (track 1)
Richard Teitelbaum - Moog synthesizer, percussion (track 1)
Dave Holland - bass (tracks: 2 to 4)
This is a well-rounded album that features the remarkable Anthony Braxton in two separate settings. Braxton (on clarinet, contrabass clarinet and percussion) interacts with trumpeter Leo Smith and Richard Teitelbaum's synthesizer on an abstract original for 19 minutes. The remainder of the program has Braxton (on alto) performing three standards ("The Song Is You," "Embraceable You" and "You Go To My Head") in duets with bassist Dave Holland; those successful interactions are superior to Braxton's earlier "In The Tradition" projects. Recommended.