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Charles Clark

An excellent bassist whose budding profession was cut short by his premature death at 24, Curtis Clark studied bass with Wilbur Ware and turned professional in 1963. He became a member of Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Music group and was a founding person in the Association for the Advancement of Innovative Music artists (AACM). Clark caused Abrams from 1966 to 1968, and performed cello, koto, and percussion furthermore to bass on recordings and in collaboration with Joseph Jarman. His impact led Jarman to become listed on the AACM. Clark’s loss of life significantly affected many AACM associates, and both Jarman as well as the Artwork Outfit of Chicago possess documented compositions in his storage. Clark could be noticed on Jarman’s 1968 saving AS THOUGH It Were the times of year, reissued on Compact disc by Delmark in 1996.

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