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Archive for July 17th, 2015


GUNTHER SCHULLER : MASTER OF ALL HE SURVEYED

I hate the overuse of the word “genius,” but in GUNTHER SCHULLER‘s case it was a natural fit.  We lost him in 2015.  Herewith some highlights of our time together.

The dailies, television, radio, all got it right.  The music communities, classicists, jazz, conductor, french horn, composer, mentor, sire of two musicians, drummer George and bassist Edward are all here to testify as to his greatness, that other overused encomium.

Schuller and John Lewis coined the phrase “Third Stream” to define the combining of jazz and classical music.  No matter what they called it, it didn’t work.  It was neither fish nor foul.

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