Ned Rothenberg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

15 September 1956, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Resident in New York City since 1978, Rothenberg plays various members of the saxophone family, together with bass clarinet and flute (both the orthodox type and the lesser known shakuhachi, an end-blown Japanese bamboo instrument). Since the mid-80s he has established a worldwide audience through his solo concerts. Additionally, he leads Double Band and Power Lines and is co-founder of New Winds, a co-operative group, with flautist Robert Dick and trumpeter Herb Robertson. He also leads Sync, with guitarist/bass player Jerome Harris and tabla player Samir Chatterjee, and Semantics, with percussionist Samm Bennett and Elliott Sharp. Among other musicians with whom he has worked are Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Erik Friedlander, Fred Frith, Gerry Hemingway, Wayne Horvitz, alto saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan, violinist Jim Katzin, Riley Lee, George Lewis, Arto Lindsay, Teo Macero, David Murray, vocalist Sainkho Namchylak,...

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