Anthony Braxton to announce shock retirement from music?

Braxton created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Braxton fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known for his album For Alto, will announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 06/07/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouAnthony was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouAnthony.”
— @DesireePlum, 5 Jul 2022
“Didn't Anthony Braxton retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 5 Jul 2022

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