Anthony Braxton – To Pianist Cecil Taylor (1970)

Foralto

For Alto is a jazz double-LP by composer/multi-reedist Anthony Braxton. Delmark Records released the double-album in 1970. The tracks on this album are performed by Braxton on alto saxophone, with no additional instrumentation or musicians and no overdubbing. The Penguin Guide to Jazz gives For Alto a four-star rating (of a possible four) along with its “crown” token of merit, and describes it as “one of the genuinely important American recordings. While some landmark performances retain only a mystical aura of their original significance, [For Alto] remains powerfully listenable and endlessly fascinating.”

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