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Jazz: Free Jazz Moods: Mood: Quirky Avant Garde: Free Improvisation

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United States - United States

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Essex Improviser's Collective

The Essex Improviser's Collective is a group of highly-accomplished instrumentalists and composers. With each player having from thirty to fifty years experience, the sounds they create are a fascinating reflection of decades of influences from every type and style of music; from the classical composers, to the early jazz pioneers, to the modern avant-garde 20th century experimenters, to the pop influences of the '60s and beyond, these players fuse all their ideas and influences in collective improvisation that flows continually into new streams of pure music. The players are:

Bob Ackerman (clarinet, flute, saxophones) is a world-reknowned jazz artist, teacher, clinician, composer, and expert on horn technology.

Chris Lough (double bass) is a very in-demand bassist in the Philadelphia and New York areas, and longtime performer with Herb Robertson.

Herb Robertson (trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, voice, percussion) is one of the most well-known and respected avant-garde improvisers in the world.

Fred Taylor (drums, percussion) is a well-rounded studio and club musician with vast experience in the United States and Canada in everything from country to free jazz.

Adrian Valosin (drums) is a multi-talented pianist, drummer, and award-winning composer, well known in the improv scene in New York.

Taylor, who engineered and produced Lifting The Light, feels that the following quotation from Miles Davis is most appropriate for the Collective:

"Don't play what's there; play what's NOT there."