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Few jazz-oriented musicians can claim to have studied with legendary French composition teacher Nadia Boulanger; indeed, British violinist Phillip Wachsmann may be the only one -- living, anyway. Of course, Wachsmann is not precisely a jazz musician. He came to free improvisation through the music of such 20th century classical composers as Ives, Webern, Partch, and Berio, unlike the majority of his collaborators, most of whom came to free playing via jazz. In 1969 (about the sa... Read more

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