The band helped create alt-country in the early '90s, but it's been 16 years since its principal members, Mark Olson and Gary Louris, recorded together. The two songwriters discuss breaking that streak on their new album, Mockingbird Time.
The rap on the composer and saxophonist, now 66, has always been that his music is difficult. But Braxton himself is far from austere, happily explaining the ambitious ideas behind his unique musical vocabularies.
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