Christian Marclay is known for his work in a wide range of disciplines, including performance, visual art, and music. Since 1979 he has pioneered the experimental use of records and turntables to create a 'œtheatre of found sound' and has collaborated with artists such as Sonic Youth, Elliott Shar
Chico Hamilton, a subtle and creative drummer, will probably always be better known for the series of quintets that he led during 1955-1965 and for his ability as a talent scout than for his fine drumming. Hamilton first played drums while in high school with the many fine young players (including De
Pioneering gospel singer and guitar player whose unique singing style and blend of big band and rock influences influenced generations of musicians ranging from Keith Richards to Elvis Presley to Alison Krauss.
Pioneer of the free jazz movement along with improvisers like Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor's intense polyrhythmic explorations are considered to be among the most adventurous in the history of jazz.