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Music Universe, Music Mind Music Universe, Music Mind: Revisiting the Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York (Ann Arbor, Arborville Publishing, 1996, ISBN 0965043843)
This book is the only full-length account of the legendary Creative Music Studio, founded by Ornette Coleman and Karl Berger in 1971.
A wonderful book of reminiscence. -- Karl Berger
A valuable addition to the bibliography on the pedagogy of improvisation. -- George LewisClick here to order.
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Tag Archives: Leo Smith
Just before Christmas Jack DeJohnette, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Lindberg recorded an album in New York for a Finnish record label Finnish!! No kidding. Check ‘em out. Tum Records. As far as I know, Henry Threadgill never came to CMS. (Anyone know different?) The other three, however, were all powerful contributors to [...]
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith will be interviewed on a program on WGXC radio called “The Jazz Disturbance” on December 1. WGXC is a a community-run media project emanating from Greene County, New York, the county just north of Ulster County, where Woodstock sits. Details are here: http://newsroom.wgxc.org/archives/15452 . Here’s a little taste of what Leo [...]
Guitarist and Detroiter A. Spencer Barefield came to CMS in the summer of 1979 for some all-AACM sessions led by Roscoe Mitchell of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Spencer started playing with Roscoe when he was at Michigan State University and the Art Ensemble was living and performing in the Lansing, Michigan, area. The influence [...]