Photos of Curew "The greatest mistake you can make is to follow your ideas to their logical conclusion."- Paul Haines(1)Paul Haines(2)Paul Haines(3) Paul Haines (4) and there ought to be more...

Curlew Cuneiform web site .

Curlew on WFMU's Free Music Archive. Storks' Show and Live in the Netherlands and more to come...

 

Then Curlew changed a lot over the years, sort of. But the basic concept came from Ornette:to be melodic, danceable, strong , clear and (more my idea) messy has remainded. And I mean 'danceable' in a , uh, creative kind of way with toe-tapping as an intergral part of that too. The ideas and inspiration came from everywhere. Not just Ornette ( I remember when I first moved to NCY in 1979 being in the Soho Book Store on Spring St , with my ALTO, and in walks who but Ornette. I went and waited (hid) in the 'westerns section until he left. Later I got a call from Bill Laswell to come and rehearse with Ornette, and to bring my ALTO. So I did. We ended up playing songs by Roberta Baum with arrangements by Ornette.

Photos of Fred Chalenor
Fred Chalenor with BIG coffees