I wish Mr. Braxton the all the best… I’ve been a fan for years. I even own a complete set of the the Arista albums on vinyl that I bought used in the mid-’80s. Looking forward to new music in his retirement!
In a chilly, crowded rehearsal hall on December 3, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Anthony Braxton ended his last class of the semester, as he has for many years, discussing Ornette Coleman and the politics of being alive. But this was his last class session for undergraduates here at Wes–and after over 40 years of teaching, he’s ready to go…The recently named National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master is looking forward to an active retirement full of new works, remastering old works, and contrabass martinis.