Caroline Kraabel

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Caroline Kraabel (born 1961 in Torrance, California) is an American saxophonist.

Career[edit]

After living in Seattle, Kraabel moved to London while in her teenage years.[1] She started playing saxophone and became active in London's improvised music scene, developing a style based on extended techniques and acoustics. She performed solo and with John Edwards, Veryan Weston,[2] Charlotte Hug, Maggie Nicols,[3] Phil Hargreaves, and the London Improvisors Orchestra.[4] She organized and conducted pieces for Mass Producers , a 20-piece, all-female saxophone/voice orchestra[5] and for Saxophone Experimentals in Space, a 55-piece group of young saxophonists. Kraabel hosted a weekly radio show on Resonance FM[6] and is the editor for the London Musicians Collective's magazine Resonance.

Albums include Transitions with Maggie Nichols and Charlotte Hug,[7] Five Shadows with Veryan Weston, Performances for Large Saxophone Ensemble 1 and 2 and Performances for Large Saxophone Ensemble 3 and 4 with Mass Producers, and the solo work Now We Are One Two.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Improvised music, but with a head start". The Seattle Times. 17 September 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ "Emanem, l'improvisation britannique au bout du tunnel". Chronicart.com (in French). Les Editions Réticulaires. 12 April 2001. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  3. ^ "Music - The Albert memorial Kerstan Mackness looks at punk-jazz icon Albert Ayler who, 36 years after his death, finds himself at the centre of this year's London Jazz Festival" (fee required). Time Out. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  4. ^ Longley, Martin (11 January 2006). "London Improvisers Orchestra, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry". The Independent. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  5. ^ "Czarodzieje i saksofoniści" (fee required). Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish). 7 April 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  6. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (15 January 2003). "Never mind the xollob". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  7. ^ Jenkins, Todd S. (2004). Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-313-33314-9.

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