New Braxton House Records Home

New Braxton House Records is the recording label of the Tri-Centric Foundation, documenting Anthony Braxton’s current musical activities.

In its first year, NBH released two-dozen download-only albums, including music from his Ghost Trance and Diamond Curtain Wall systems, ranging from solo saxophone to three orchestras, seven trumpets to one hundred tubas.

Upcoming releases include the complete recordings of Braxton’s 2007 Iridium run (the sequel to the acclaimed 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 box set), the first studio recordings of Braxton’s Falling River and Echo Echo Mirror House Musics, the rediscovered tapes of the 1997 Lennie Tristano project (with Braxton on piano), and selections from the Tri-Centric Foundation’s 4-day festival at Roulette in 2010.

Customers can buy any recording on an a la carte basis, or may choose to become Tri-Centric Foundation members. For 7.99 a month, TCF members receive a free album download every month plus 30% off back-catalog items, click here for details.

NBH also produces limited-edition hard copy releases, such as Trillium E. This deluxe four-disc set, the first studio recording of one of Braxton’s operas, includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays. Future physical releases include a DVD of Braxton and Taylor Ho Bynum’s 2010 duo performance in Amherst, MA.

Albums released by the old Braxton House imprint (1996-1999) are also now available in downloadable format for the first time. The label also features a curated selection of historic live concert bootlegs. None of these recordings were intended for commercial release and the sound quality varies widely. 13 bootleg albums are added at a time. All the bootlegs are offered for free. The newest batch (Vol.14-26) is available to the public; the previous batch (Vol.1-13) is members only.