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The Trio of Bill Cole

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Bill Cole is an American jazz musician, composer, educator and author. An admired innovator, Cole successfully combines the sounds of untempered instruments with an American art form – jazz. Cole specializes in non-Western wind instruments, especially double reed horns: including Chinese sonas, Korean hojok and piri; Indian nagaswarm and shenai and Tibetan trumpet; as well as the Australian digeridoo and Ghanaian flute. Cole is the leader of the Untempered Ensemble, a group he founded in 1992. He has performed with Sam RiversBilly BangJayne CortezJulius HemphillOrnette ColemanJames Blood UlmerWilliam ParkerFred HoGerald Veasley and others; at Carnegie HallLincoln CenterTown HallSymphony Space and venues around the U.S. and in Europe; and has recorded for Boxholder Records (scroll down for discography).