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From his professorial perch at Connecticut's Wesleyan University, Anthony Braxton is quietly turning out class after class of some of the most eccentric, experimental, genre-blurring young musicians working today. Anyone familiar with the legendary saxophonist-composer's famously head-scratching work should hardly be surprised; regularly playing pieces whose music looks more like schematic blueprints doodled by a mad scientist's child prodigy would make anyone take an off-kilter approach. Some recent Braxton alumni share a bill at the Rotunda this weekend: Two-thirds of the vocal/accordion/cello trio Broadcloth perform in Braxton's ensembles, as does bassist Carl Testa, who will perform solo, augmented by electronics. Testa has also composed a piece for the local guitar trio of Travis Woodson, Nick Millevoi and Alban Bailly, all of whom are spiritual disciples of Braxton's idiom-squelching instincts, even without the actual degree.
Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., free, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., therotunda.org.