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Topic: Bern Nix

  Bern on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bern was founded, according to tradition, in 1191 by Berchtold V of Zähringen as a military post.
Bern grew in power and population and in 1353 joined the Swiss Confederation, of which it became the leading member.
A liberal constitution was adopted in 1831, and in 1848 Bern became the capital of the Swiss Confederation.
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 eremite records - jemeel moondocand the jus grew orchestra/spirit house
nix isn't playing as aggressively as he did with ornette's prime time group, but rather driving the ensemble forward with rock-steady chording more in the vein of the skatalites than anything heard in jazz lately.
nix and drummer codaryl moffett, who also drums for Vtet, ground the ensemble, while the front line-- which includes trumpeters lewis barnes and roy campbell, moondoc's alto, and steve swell's trombone, among others-- rip and roar like a mingus band.
nix does his usual fill in the blanks, but unfortunately voigt is again mostly buried in the mix.
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CORNELL DUPREE and BERN NIX have taken two different paths into the minds and hearts of music fans, but each has left an indelible mark on the current scene.
BERN NIX served a different but equally intensive apprenticeship as a member of sax giant Ornette Coleman's Primetime Band from 1975 to 1987.
That period was a heyday for such jazz fusion experimenters as Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Tony Williams, and Bern Nix was right in the middle of it all, inventing a new jazz vocabulary.
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 New World Records - Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
According to Ornette Coleman "Bern Nix has the clearest tone for playing harmolodic music that relates to the guitar as a concert instrument." With Coleman's harmolodic theory, jazz took a new direction - in which harmony, rhythm, and melody assumed equal roles, as did soloists.
Nix constructs four sections that can be played off the basic themes and repeated any number of times.
Nix has written the tune to some extent based on a diminished scale, which allows his trio to play around with notions about the boundaries in music.
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 Eye - COVER STORY: D.D. Jackson, Bern Nix, Don Byron and Tony Conrad - 06.20.96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
From 1975 to 1987, when he held down one of the two guitar seats in the original edition(s) of Ornette Coleman's unfettered "harmolodic" electric band Prime Time, Bern Nix, who's been described as Buddha-like in bearing and appearance, was indeed like some kind of a Zen initiate going placidly amidst the noise and haste.
If Nix's timbre is relatively orthodox, the notes he plays are anything but conventional, which sometimes leaves him feeling stuck in the middle.
Unlike most jazz guitarists of his generation, Nix eschews effects and seems to have sidestepped the influence of rock, although he recounts without shame how in his youth he played high school sock hops and listened to Duane Eddy, Link Wray, the Ventures, Lonnie Mack and, later on, Mike Bloomfield.
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 nix on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The nixes could assume various shapes, most frequently as half human and half fish.
Nix's passing recalls legacy of greatness; First Black state Supreme Court Chief Justice came from a long line of trailblazers
Randi Nix and her family make baked goods and preserves and sell them every Friday and Saturday in the Grandview, Texas, town center.
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 CD Review of Keith Yaun Quartet - Amen: Improvisations on Messiaen on Boxholder @ jazzreview.com
Secondly and more importantly, jazz has a rich enough history and canon so that it can, should and needs to be considered on its own terms.
The first is between leader, arranger, and guitarist Keith Yaun, electric violinist Mat Maneri, and guitarist Bern Nix.
As I hardly even need to mention, all three play stringed instruments and they tend to blend together on this disc so as to make it difficult to tell who is playing what at many points on Amen.
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 Amazon.com: Dancing in Your Head: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A special relationship forms between the leader and the brilliant electric bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, their phrases often mirroring one another, while guitarists Bern Nix and Charlie Ellerbee and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson create a field of complex, dancing polyphony.
There is a "goove" here laid down by Bern Nix that is like nothing that came before it--you have to listen to understand.
Bern Nix is magnificent on this album, and must be heard to be believed.
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 Jamaaladeen Tacuma discography
Ornette Coleman-as; Bern Nix-el-g; Charlie Ellerbee-el-g; Jamaaladeen Tacuma-el-b; Ronald Shannon Jackson-d
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln Charlie Ellerbee-g Bern Nix-g Jamaaladeen Tacuma-b Albert McDowell-b Denardo Coleman-d Sabir Kamal-d
Ornette Coleman-as Bern Nix-g Charlie Ellerbee-g Jamaaladeen Tacuma-b Albert MacDowell-b Denardo Coleman-d Sabir Kamal-d
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 The Squid's Ear
Something happened in the last couple decades where all the jazz guitarists either crank what their mamas gave 'em through a rack of distortion or think they're something special in saying they play their instrument like a saxophone when God knows we already have enough saxophonists.
Nix kicks it with the high hat and lets his big old hollow body ring.
The group presented two rolling, composed suites in two brief sets, illumed by porch lights with the hanging willow branches that let you know you're in Alphabet City brushing the tops of their heads.
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 Waterloo Records - Ornette Coleman : Dancing In Your Head
Personnel: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone); Robert Palmer (clarinet); Master Musicians Of Jajouka (strings, percussion); Bern Nix, Charles Ellerbee (guitar); Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass); Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums).
While it would not be incorrect to call the music annoying, it also would not be incorrect to say that it contains joyous, liberating qualities that refresh the ears.
Prime Time's cluttered grooves support Ornette's solo (Prime Time being Charles Ellerbee and Bern Nix (guitars), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)).
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 Frank Lowe Quartet | Lowe-Down and Blue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bern Nix, one of the founding members of Ornette’s Prime Time, suggests the most obvious link to the blues, both in his instrument and sparse style of phrasing.
In Lowe’s hands “Who Does She Hope to Be?”, from the guitarist’s seminal Ask the Ages album on Axiom, is recast with the heartfelt sentiment intact, but a broad spaciousness added through Nix’s quiet chording style.
Nix’s ghostly single note runs float gracefully across Carvin’s dancing cymbal rhythm and Lowe again sticks close to the melodic center.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=11344   (661 words)

 www.jazzweekly.com | Reviews
The arrangements are well quite organized and nuisanced structures that allow for players to both stand out and to communicate with one another.
Although neither are groundbreaking, the most impressive solos comes from drummer Codaryl Moffett in the title cut and guitarist Bern Nix near the end of "In Walked Monk" which closes the disc.
Perhaps best if listened to in small doses, there is a certain sameness to his music that does not hold up well to serious and careful listenings.
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 Bern - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Bern Nix Trio music on CD
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 Ornette COLEMAN Discography
Nix, Ellerbee, Tacuma, MacDowell, Denardo, Sabir Kamal (d)
Nix, Ellerbee, McDowell, Walker, Weston, Denardo + Symphony Orchestra of the Verona Arena.
Nix, Ellerbee, MacDowell, Chris Walker (el-b), Denardo, Weston + Jerry Garcia (g) on 3 tracks
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 Mark is Cranky
The only Bern Nix recording I own is Alarms and Excursions.
Nix, a former member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, takes the ideas of Coleman's "harmolodics" (where melody, harmony and rhythm are all equal players) and spins up some pretty brilliant sounds.
To hear his clean-toned guitar slip out what at first sounds like an off-key retort to the bass is to hear not a mistake, but a revolution.
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 Mike Bisio Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
His second album as a leader, In Seattle (Silkheart), made the Village Voice "Best Jazz Records of the 1980's," as well as critic Kevin Whitehead's 1988 Top 10 for National Public Radio.
In a flurry of activity over the last ten years, Bisio has played and/or recorded with Barbara Donald, Wayne Horvitz, Bob Nell, Andrew Hill, Sonny Simmons, John Tchicai, Bern Nix, Jim Nolet, Joe McPhee, Vinny Golia, Van Manakas, Greg Bendian, Carter Jefferson, Charles Gayle, and Marilyn Crispell.
He has crossed the country twice with Gayle and toured the West Coast with his own quartet.
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 The Squid's Ear
The second "installation" features Mateen with guitarist Bern Nix (Ornette Coleman's Prime Time).
Again, it's difficult to find here a real collaboration between the three musician and it seems that each, especially Mateen and Shurdut, are doing their own acts.
It is great to hear Mateen's playing, but there is no real interaction between all three musicians.
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 Magnum Photos: The American saxophonist Ornette COLEMAN performing in "Ornette Coleman Prime Time" with the Americans ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Magnum Photos: The American saxophonist Ornette COLEMAN performing in "Ornette Coleman Prime Time" with the Americans Don CHERRY (tp), Charles ELLERBEE (g), Bern NIX (g), Albert MAC DOWELL (b), Jomaalade (PAR163846)@ HighBeam Research
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The American saxophonist Ornette COLEMAN performing in "Ornette Coleman Prime Time" with the Americans Don CHERRY (tp), Charles ELLERBEE (g), Bern NIX (g), Albert MAC DOWELL (b), Jomaaladeen TACUMA (b) and Denardo COLEMAN (dm).
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 Notes From the Apple June 2003
I also went to the Knitting Factory in the Soho/Tribeca area one night in April 2003.
Featuring interesting Jazz acts and avant-garde groups, this particular evening guitarist Bern Nix was on the bill, along with the Andrew Lamb Trio.
The Andrew Lamb Trio at the Knitting Factory was made up of: Andrew on tenor sax and flute, Tom Adams on bass and tuba, and Andrei Strobert on drums.
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 Bern Nix - Verve Records
Jamie Cullum and the "Freshman Class of 2004"
You have reached the artist page for Bern Nix.
In the right column you will see a listing of their Verve Music Group discography (active catalog titles only).
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 Jazz News: Jeff Shurdut, Jameel Moondoc, Bern Nix (The Ornette Coleman Prime Time Band)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jazz News: Jeff Shurdut, Jameel Moondoc, Bern Nix (The Ornette Coleman Prime Time Band)
Jeff Shurdut, Jameel Moondoc, Bern Nix (The Ornette Coleman Prime Time Band)
Jeff Shurdut is the first to really make sense of the whole Art and Music Collaboration.
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Bern Nix Trio: Bern Nix (electric guitar), Fred Hopkins (acoustic bass), Newman Baker (drums).
Recorded at Sear Sound, New York on January 25-26, 1993.
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 Barry Seroff- Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He also began composing more serious music, including a string quartet (based on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ changes) some flute music, and a Wind Quintet (titled Special Agent Rex Hallowby vs. the Argnot Warriors of the Rub al Khali).
It was also around this period that Barry became involved the New York improvised music scene, leading to performances and recordings with the likes of Merry Fortune, Marc Ribot, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Bern Nix and many more.
After a few years, Barry’s interest grew to include Zen philosophy.
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 Jimmy Weinstein Group - Nostalgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Who ever heard of playing Ornette Coleman tunes alongside evergreens like "I’ll Be Seeing You" and "Laura"?
Versatile guitarist Elie Massias’ textures and effects recall stylists as diverse as Bern Nix, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell.
A restless, inventive drummer, Weinstein adds accents and color with brushes on "I’ll Be Seeing You" and maintains tension and pulse throughout.
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 Frank Lowe discography
Jayne Cortez-voc; Denardo Coleman-d,programming; James Carter-bs; Frank Lowe-ts; Al MacDowell-b; Bern Nix-g
Jayne Cortez-voc; Al MacDowell-b; Bern Nix-g; Denardo Coleman-d; Carl Weathersby-g; Billy Branch-harmonica; Frank Lowe-ts
Frank Lowe-ts; Bern Nix-g; Dominic Duval-b; Michael Carvin-d
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 -=:: Downtown Music :: Pictures :: Bern Nix :: Daniel Carter Quintet, Vision Club at Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez, ...
-=:: Downtown Music :: Pictures :: Bern Nix :: Daniel Carter Quintet, Vision Club at Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez, February 5, 2005 :: Picture #5 ::=-
Bern Nix: Daniel Carter Quintet, Vision Club at Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez, February 5, 2005
Buy Bern Nix's music at Djangos or CDUniverse
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