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Douglas Ewart

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Birth name  Douglas R. Ewart

Name  Douglas Ewart
Role  Instrumentalist
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Occupation(s)  Instrumentalist, instrument builder
Instruments  Sopranino saxophone Alto saxophone Clarinet Bassoon Flute Bamboo flutes Rastafarian hand drums
Albums  Jila-save! Mon.-the Imaginary Suite, Ewart, D.: Songs of Sunlife (Ewart)
Similar People  Roscoe Mitchell, Adam Rudolph, Wadada Leo Smith, Yusef Lateef, George Lewis

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Douglas R. Ewart (born 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder. He plays sopranino and alto saxophones, clarinets, bassoon, flute, bamboo flutes (shakuhachi, ney, and panpipes), and didgeridoo; as well as Rastafarian hand drums (nyabingi, repeater, and bass).


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Ewart emigrated to the United States in June 1963 (coming to Chicago) and became associated with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1967, studying with Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell. He served as that organization's president from 1979 to 1986.

Douglas Ewart Interview The multifaceted Douglas Ewart Open Sky Jazz

He has performed or recorded with J. D. Parran, Muhal Richard Abrams, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Curran, Anthony Davis, Robert Dick, Von Freeman, Joseph Jarman, Amina Claudine Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, James Newton, Rufus Reid, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor, Richard Teitelbaum, Henry Threadgill, Hamid Drake, Don Byron, Malachi Favors Maghostut, and George Lewis.

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In 1992 Ewart collaborated with Canadian artist Stan Douglas on the video installation Hors-champs which was featured at documenta 9 in Kassel, Germany. The installation features Ewart in an improvisation of Albert Ayler's "Spirits Rejoice" with musicians George Lewis, Kent Carter and Oliver Johnson.

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He has lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1990.

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As leader

  • Inventions Clarinet Choir: Angles of Entrance (Aarawak, 1996)
  • As sideman

    With Muhal Richard Abrams

  • Lifea Blinec (Arista/Novus, 1978)
  • With Anthony Braxton

  • For Trio (Arista, 1978)
  • With Chico Freeman

  • Morning Prayer (Whynot, 1976)
  • With Dennis Gonz├ílez

  • Namesake (Silkheart, 1987)
  • With George Lewis

  • Homage to Charles Parker (Black Saint, 1979)
  • With Henry Threadgill

  • X-75 Volume 1 (Arista/Novus, 1979)
  • References

    Douglas Ewart Wikipedia