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John Voigt

John Voigt--bass, has played with many leading free jazz and avant-garde players. Performances with Billy Bang, Joey Baron, Peter Brotzmann, Roy Campbell Jr., Daniel Carter, Denis Charles, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Paul Flaherty, Bill Frisell, Malcolm Goldstein, Joseph Jarman, Keith Jarrett, Oliver Lake, Jeanne Lee, Sabir Mateen, Joe McPhee, Jemeel Moondoc, Cooper-Moore, Howard McGee, Thurston Moore, Joe Morris, Lawrence "Butch"
Morris, Paul Motian, Bern Nix, William Parker, Steve Swell, Chad Taylor, and many others.

He is recorded on Clean Feed, as well as Aum Fidelity, Ayler, Cadence, Eremite, Box Holder, and RRRecords (a video with Thurston Moore). In New York he has played many Vision Festivals, the Sound Unity Festival, The Half Note, La Mama, Roulette, St. Peters Church, Jazz Gallery, CBGB's, Tonic, Bell Atlantic Festival, many Knitting Factory gigs.

Top Ten 2001 Critics' picks [Best Jazz CDs of the Year]: "Revolt of the Negro Lawn Jockeys." Gerald Futrich--Coda, 300/301.

Top Ten 1997 Critics' Picks [Best Jazz CDs of the Year]: "Fire In The Valley." Steve Holtje--Jazziz , vol. 15/3.


Quotes: "In his hands the bass turns into a real talker, a mythical creature, a mouthpiece for the history of man. Voigt's very personal musical metaphors should not be missed."
--The Improvisor, 1993.

John Voigt is "an avatar of creative music." Cadence, Dec. 1997.

"John Voigt has done everything from transforming his instrument into a conduit for readings of the Kabbalah to wringing from its neck the scream of an electrocuted pickle." Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2002.

Voigt has lectured at the Institute of Jazz Studies. He was Archivist at Berklee College, and taught at the Boston Arts Academy, and Massachusetts College of Art. He has published articles on Henry Grimes, Charles Mingus, Don Cherry, Morton Feldman. Also on the Kabalah, art prose, and poetry.


John Voigt's records on clean feed
Turtle Crossing
Jumala Quintet
 
     
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