For Alto - almost definitely 1969, not 1968
- The AACM moved into the Parkway Community House at the very end of
1968, with inaugural concerts on New Years 1969. Since For Alto was
recorded there, it almost certainly was recorded in 1969, contrary to
previous discographies which have given the date as 1968. This is
consistent with Braxton's unpublished liner notes written in February
1970 which say that the music is less than one year old.
- For those who are planning to work with the BRIAN discographical
database application, the promised starter database is now available
to download at <http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Brian/BrianDL.htm>
(item #4 - Brian data)
It contains over 450 compositions by Braxton and I have done my best
to create the relevant personnel and instruments so you won't have to
and the data entry will go smoother.
Those who have already done some preliminary work will want to export
the sessions already created to XML files and then close the old
database, open the new one and import the sessions in. If you created
personnel or compositions during your test runs, there probably will
be some inconsistencies that need to be corrected. If necessary, I
will be happy to take your old sessions and make the necessary
changes that will allow them to be imported without any trouble and
send you back adjusted XML files.
Those brand new to the program will find things run *very* smoothly.
That was the idea in me entering all that stuff ahead of time.
Remember, I am always available to answer any questions regarding the
program and discographical conventions. I've encountered just about
every situation out there and for the odd exceptional cases which the
program doesn't handle perfectly, I can tell you the best
work-around. In order for a complex collaborative project to
integrate seamlessly, there are some guidelines which will need to be
followed. Some you can learn by viewing the Circle chronology at my
website. I may get ambitious and write up a little cheat sheet to
keep everyone on the same page.
We will need to devise a mechanism to distribute updates of
compositions, composers, personnel, and instruments. If you are
working on Braxton and run into a situation where you can't find
something, please contact me and if it's really not there yet, we'll
create it and put it on the update list so everyone using the program
can be in sync.
And remember, this starter database has a lot more than just the
Braxton-related stuff. There are over 27,000 *other* compositions,
over 10,000 musicians, over 1,000 labels, etc. so knock yourself out
and enter your other live tapes or if you've done some discography
work, convert it over into a database format that will create
detailed reports and indexes automatically and will allow exchange
between other users.
For a glimpse at what else has already been entered into this format,
take a look at my website AND at this list
<http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Temp/boxedsets.htm> - all that work
is already done and can be shared with any BRIAN user. This kind of
collaboration is the future of discography. If you are interested in
seeing a PowerPoint presentation on how the program works, drop me a
note and I'll send it along.
Those using BRIAN should contact the programmer, Steve Albin
<steve@...> so he can add your name to his distribution
list regarding periodic upgrades.
And for any who weren't aware - this program is FREE - and is
available for Mac or Windows.
mike at JazzDiscography.com
- on 11/30/05 11:28 PM, Michael Fitzgerald at mike@... wrote:
> For those who are planning to work with the BRIAN discographicalGoddamn you Michael.
> database application
I'm trying really hard to resist this EXTRA load upon me feeble shoulders.
Trying, well... Although I *did* download the Bri-thing last week. Just out
of curiosity. I had no intentions. (Did I???)
Tried to read the tutorial but my eyes crossed. 36 hours later, however, it
all looked much clearer. 36 hours further on, and the "promised starter
database" is probably the final hook and line you need to throw me.
(Watching BRIDESHEAD-- "The unseen hook, and the invisible line...")
So okay. I cannot with any honesty promise you fellows ANY kind of definite
timetable. ALL of my pails are overflowing. But I am sure that before long
I'll be obsessively, and probably compulsively, doing late-night data slams
with Anthony, Marilyn, and Brian. What a swell party this is. I am honored
to have been invited or begged or deceptively sucked in.
Flopping around breathlessly on the floor of your splendid little yacht,
HEY!!! New e-mail (and domain) :::
http://www.bb10k.com/ = Music research, etc...
CRISPELL; Wm. PARKER; RIVERS; SPEARMAN; D.S. WARE;
Courvoisier; Eneidi; Ibarra; Maneri; Morris; Shipp
Samuel Beckett Eulogy; Baseball & the 10,000 Things;
LUCILLE-- a Reverential Journal of the Care of the Beloved Hag
Time Stops; LOVETORN; HARD BOIL; ... ETC.
CECIL TAYLOR RESEARCH GROUP:
CT Sessionography: http://www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor/
ANTHONY BRAXTON PROJECT GROUP:
[ Sessionography Coming !!! ]
There are times when I am freed up
and I answer my e-mails as soon as they come in.
There are other times when I am buried
and I answer my e-mails days or weeks later.
I have no control over which situation I will be in
when it comes to yours, so *please* be patient!