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Bruce Ackley


Created in 1948 in Detroit, MI, saxophonist Bruce Ackley offers recorded with a number of creative music experimenters such as for example Henry Kaiser, Eugene Chadbourne, and John Zorn. Ackley 1st studied structures and good arts (1966-1969) before changing his concentrate to music. He started playing, and created his 1st trio by the finish of 1970. Ackley after that moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, where he was a jazz and songs disk jockey on community radio (KPOO) from 1973-1975. Also for this period, he helped start an alternative artwork space known as the Blue Dolphin, and became energetic within an improvising blowing wind trio, Sound Medical center. He’s a founding person in Rova, a collectively improvising saxophone quartet which has pressed limitations since its 1977 inception. Rova provides released over 20 of their very own albums and made an appearance on numerous others. Ackley released his initial album being a head with Joey Baron and Greg Cohen on Zorn’s Avant label in 1998. With the close from the ’90s, Ackley was still energetic in Rova and led the jazz trio Real Size.

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Full Name Bruce Ackley
Music Groups Rova Saxophone Quartet
Music Songs Flip Trap, Whose to Know, The Crowd, Trouble Ticket, Contours of the Glass Head, Clichés, Swishes, Staples, Sidelines, Snaps, Dreams, Flamingo Horizons, Pay Up, The Drift, Sops, Juke Box Detroit, Preshrunk, Juke Box Niggum, Paint Another Take Of The Shootpop, Knife in the Times 1-8, Finale, The Blocks, Nirde Hakykat, Daredevils, Rich Negus, Louder Den Words, Old Me, Apalonia, No. 1 Quartet, Quill, Gene Pool, Best Move
Albums Electric Ascension, This Time We Are Both

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Closets 2015 Short first assistant director completed
Still Open All Hours 2014-2015 TV Series third assistant director - 3 episodes
Ben 2014/II first assistant director
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Altar 2014 third assistant director
The Selfish Giant 2013 third assistant director - as Bruce H. Gill



Black Work 2015 TV Mini-Series unit manager - 3 episodes
All at Sea 2014 TV Series location assistant - 1 episode
By Any Means 2013 TV Series floor runner - 2013
Heston's Fantastical Food 2012 TV Series documentary production team - 1 episode



Behind the Green Curtain 2011 Short producer - as Bruce H. Gill

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