2 Compositions (Järvenpää) 1988

2 Compositions (Järvenpää) 1988 is a live album by composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in Finland in 1988 and first released on the Leo label on CD in 1996.[1][2][3]

2 Compositions (Järvenpää) 1988
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Live album by
Anthony Braxton and Ensemble Braxtonia
RecordedNovember 7, 1988
Järvenpää-talo, Järvenpää, Finland
CD LR 233
ProducerJukka Wasama and Leo Feigin
Anthony Braxton chronology
Ensemble (Victoriaville) 1988
2 Compositions (Järvenpää) 1988
Four Compositions (Solo, Duo & Trio) 1982/1988


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [5]

The Allmusic review by Chris Kelsey stated "Recorded with a septet of Finnish musicians that manifests a pronounced affinity for his music, Braxton's Compositions No. 144 and 145 are given a vigorous, warm, and reasonably tight rendering, of a sort made difficult by the usual lack of rehearsal time and scarcity of appropriate collaborators. The soloists, including and especially the leader, are uniformly excellent, but most importantly, the written parts are realized in a way that does justice to the concept".[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Composition N. 144 / Composition N. 145" (Anthony Braxton) - 70:21



  1. ^ Anthony Braxton discography Archived 2012-09-11 at the Wayback Machine accessed November 11, 2016
  2. ^ Leo Records discography accessed November 11, 2016
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Anthony Braxton accessed November 11, 2016
  4. ^ a b Kelsey, Chris. 2 Compositions (Jarvenpaa) 1988, Ensemble Braxtonia – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.