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Monday, August 24, 2009
Harmolodic Guitarist Bern Nix Interviewed at AAJ
New York-based free jazz guitarist Bern Nix is one of the few people who are well-versed in Ornette Coleman's "harmolodics" style. He played with Coleman from 1975-1988, and now leads the Bern Nix Trio in New York City. In his compositions and his intriguing covers of standards, he is always looking in the corners of the music for something new.
AAJ Contributor Simon J. Harper spoke at length with Nix, about his early roots, the life-changing experience of working with Coleman, and his own more recent work.