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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday December 13th, 2017 with Bernard Stepien
The Post Free world of trombonist George Lewis, 1974

Chicago trombonist George Lewis has always developed off the main stream projects. His forays into interactive computer music are the ultimate example. Tonight, we will listen to a recording of 1974, Monads, that features a rather different style of Free Jazz than the ferocious sheets of sounds of the ‘60s. The focus is on sound and sound texture. He makes use of a larger band of 6 musicians with a good variety of instruments, violinist Leroy Jenkins, pianist Anthony Davis, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, cellist Abdul Wadud, clarinetist Douglas Ewart. Each musicians plays only a few notes at a time. There are no extended solos and thus a piece is really the result of a micro collective improvisation. George Lewis is now professor at Columbia University in New York.
George Lewis - Monads - black saint
triple slow mix
George Lewis - Monads - black saint
George Lewis - Monads - black saint
shadowgraph, 5 (sextet)
George Lewis - Monads - black saint
Interactive CKCU