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George Cartwright

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born in the Mississippi Delta George has been performing composed and improvised musics for over 20 years. From totally improvised concepts to the relatively structured beat music of his band Curlew his experiences have been considerable. From a starting point at Karl Berger's Creative Music Studio in 1977 and a move to NYC fall of 1979 he has seen and participated in musical changes and challenges no one could foresee. And he's loved it.

Few contemporary composer/performers have had as varied and extensive experience in the changing concepts of avant music and maintained as high a quality of work. His compositions are at once direct and mysterious, possessing a clarity and focus that show both Ellington and Ornette assimilated in the the most unique of ways. With melodies wrangled to their essence, structures dense, clear and unpredictable it is a music that stands on its own....
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    Rag

    JJ-Tracks
    2010
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    Innova Recordings
    2009
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    A Tenacious Slew

    JJ-Tracks
    2007
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    The Ghostly Bee

    JJ-Tracks
    2005
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    Black Ants Crawling

    Innova Recordings
    2003
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    The Memphis Years: Terminal Moraine

    JJ-Tracks
    2000
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    Red Rope - 3 Pieces For 2 Players

    JJ-Tracks
    1997
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