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Peter Kowald w/J. Hwang, Leo Smith, Z. Parkins

Monday, October 30, 1989. 8:00 pm

 

Peter Kowald with improv quartet at Roulette 1989

Peter Kowald w/J. Hwang, Leo Smith, Z. Parkins

Monday, October 30, 1989. 8:00 pm

Improvisations for contra bass, acoustic harp, violin, and trumpet.

Peter Kowald (1944-2002) was a German free jazz double bassist and tubist. A member of the Globe Unity Orchestra, and a touring double-bass player, Kowald collaborated with a large number of European free jazz and American free-jazz players during his career, including Peter Brötzmann, Irène Schweizer, Karl Berger, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Karl E. H. Seigfried, Conny Bauer, Jeffrey Morgan, Wadada Leo Smith, Günter Sommer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Alfred Harth, Lauren Newton and Evan Parker. He also recorded a number of solo double-bass albums, and was a member of the London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra until 1985. He also recorded a number of pioneering double bass duets with Maarten Altena, Barry Guy, Joëlle Léandre, Barre Phillips, William Parker, Damon Smith and Peter Jacquemyn.