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.
Fred Chalenor with BIG coffees