Sunday, May 16, 2010

Were You at CMS?

Karl Berger and the folks at the Creative Music Studio would like to get your postal address.

Karl says:

To all CMS Participants of the 70s and 80s:

Please send us your postal mailing addresses by return mail, if you have not done so already.
We want to send you the first CMS Archive Selection CD.

With music,
Karl Berger

Send your postal (snail mail) address to .

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

John Lindberg at The Stone in NYC, May 13

I wish I could be there. I met John at the Creative Music Studio when he was just 17. What a force in creative music he has become. Gotta love that brash continuance

Check him out if you're in the neighborhood.

John Lindberg At The Stone

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Stone, New York City
2nd Street at Avenue B

8 pm
John Lindberg Solo Bass Performance

10 pm
John Lindberg’s TriPolar
w/ Don Davis & Kevin Norton

In brash continuance of over thirty years of presenting solo bass performances, Lindberg will be playing a set of works, both old and new, energy-filled and spirit-driven, as always.

Solo bass discography:

Comin’ and Goin’ – Leo Records (1979)
Luminosity: Homage to David Izenzon – Music & Arts (1996)

TriPolar is Lindberg’s exhilarating current “working band” and features new works by the leader as well as extraordinary contributions by the composer/performers Don Davis (reeds) and Kevin Norton (percussion).

Their recently completed album is:

(a)live at Roulette NYC – jazzwerkstatt Records (2010), scheduled for a fall release.
Lindberg has released over fifty albums as leader/co-leader.

Video link to excerpt from recent live performance:

The Stone
2nd Street at Avenue B

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tom Djll on Anthony Braxton

Check out Tom Djll's excellent post on his encounters with Anthony Braxton and other characters (including moi truly) at CMS. It's worth the trip.

Maybe if we stay tuned, we'll find out what happened to parts two and three.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Ornette Coleman Receives Honorary Doctorate (Obama, too)

Ornette Coleman and Barack Obama both received honorary doctorates during the 2010 University of Michigan commencement ceremony on May 1--Ornette's in music, the president's in law.

It's a good thing that those who bestow the degree didn't know that when asked why he never came up to teach at the Creative Music Studio (even though he was a cofounder), Ornette's response was, "Well, you know, then people would think I know something!" (from Music Universe, Music Mind, page 26)