Best-known because the leader from the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, Peter Apfelbaum is definitely preferred when using musicians who mix avant-garde explorations with folk music from additional cultures. He started playing drums when he was three and turned to piano and saxophone when he was nine. He performed locally in Berkeley as an adolescent, shaped the Berkeley Arts Business (a quartet) in 1975, and used the Berkeley Large Jazz Outfit. Apfelbaum shaped the Hieroglyphics Outfit for the very first time in 1977. He was in NY during 1979-1981, dealing with Eddie Jefferson, Carla Bley, and Karl Berger. He came back towards the Bay Region in 1981 and through the past due ’80s, often used Don Cherry in a variety of ensembles. Apfelbaum, who produced several records along with his 1990s edition from the Hieroglyphics Outfit (for Antilles and Gramavision), in addition has caused (amongst others) Cecil Taylor, Nana Vasconcelos, and Jim Pepper.