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Alan Silva

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: January 22, 1939    

Alan Silva

A free jazz and improvisational musician, American composer/orchestral leader Alan Silva is a master of numerous instruments, among them the violin, cello, synthesizer, piano, and, especially, the double bass. His performances and recordings as a bassist, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, are legendary. During this period, he helped record some of the most explorative releases in improvised music, working with the likes of Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Sunny Murray, Bill Dixon, Frank Wright, Andrew Hill, and Jimmy Lyons. In 1969 he founded his own ensemble, the Celestial Communication Orchestra, organized sessions for smaller group settings, and tried his decidedly uncompromising, fresh approach to music on other instruments, most recently the keyboards....
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  • Plug In


    2013
  • Parallel Worlds


    2012
  • Crimson Lip


    2011
  • A Heros Welcome: Pieces For Rare Occasions

    Eremite Records
    2005
  • H.Con.Res.57 Treasure Box


    2003
  • Emancipation Suite #1


    2002
  • Alan Silva And The Celestrial Communication Orchestra


    2002
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