[from Litweiler review]  "Braxton is obviously searching for a personal style that depends on shaping a Coltrane-like sense of harmony and rhythm into sustained melodic solos. At this concert, there was less of a sense of phrases tumbling over each other, but his bent for thematic improvisation was also under wraps: many of his solos were series of variations on single phrases, variations that followed one on another without rest and were based on ascending self-invented chord changes, until Braxton arrived at screaming held-note climaxes -- this happened at length two or three times a solo. One factor that makes his work so fascinating is its solid basis; Braxton's lyricism is explosive, his musicianship sure. His alto solos were as tense as they were intense, but his set opened with two sweet clarinet solos that showed his lyric gifts well. Perhaps importantly, the tempo was slow, the pressure low, and it may have been the first time that Braxton has chosen to solo at length on clarinet." db 5/18/67.