|Born||September 26, 1952|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Avant-garde jazz, free improvisation, chamber jazz|
|Labels||Soul Note, Knitting Factory, Tzadik, Cryptogramophone, Enja, Clean Feed, Pi, CIMP|
Mark Dresser (born September 26, 1952)  is an American double bass player and composer.
Dresser was born in Los Angeles, California, United States.  In the 1970s, he was a member of Black Music Infinity led by Stanley Crouch and performed with the San Diego Symphony.  During the next decade he moved to New York City and became a member of the Anthony Braxton quartet with Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway.    He composed for the Arcado String Trio and Tambastics and for the film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. 
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With Ray Anderson
With Tim Berne
With Jane Ira Bloom
With Bobby Bradford
With Anthony Braxton
With Dave Douglas
With Satoko Fujii
With Gerry Hemingway
With Bob Ostertag
With John Zorn
Jim Black is an American jazz drummer who has performed with Tim Berne and Dave Douglas. He attended Berklee College of Music.
Tim Berne is an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist and record label owner. His primary instruments are the alto and baritone saxophones.
Marilyn Crispell is an American jazz pianist and composer. Scott Yanow described her as "a powerful player... who has her own way of using space... She is near the top of her field." Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote: "Hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano... She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz." In addition to her own extensive work as a soloist or bandleader, Crispell is also known as a longtime member of saxophonist Anthony Braxton's quartet in the 1980s and '90s.
Ellery Eskelin is an American tenor saxophonist raised in Baltimore, Maryland and residing in New York City. His parents, Rodd Keith and Bobbie Lee, were both professional musicians. Rodd Keith died in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, and became a cult figure after his death in the little-known field of "song-poem" music. Organist Bobbie Lee performed in local nightclubs in Baltimore in the early 1960s and provided Eskelin an introduction to standards from the Great American Songbook as well as inspiring an early interest in jazz music.
Mark Helias is an American double bass player and composer born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Gerry Hemingway is an American drummer and composer.
Vinny Golia is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwind instruments. He performs in the genres of contemporary music, jazz, free jazz, and free improvisation.
Ned Rothenberg is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer. He specializes in woodwind instruments, including the alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and shakuhachi. He is known for his work in contemporary classical and free improvisation. Rothenberg is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of the woodwind trio New Winds with J. D. Parran and Robert Dick. He has performed with Samm Bennett, Paul Dresher, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Yuji Takahashi, Sainkho Namtchylak, and Katsuya Yokoyama.
Marty Ehrlich is a multi-instrumentalist and is considered one of the leading figures in avant-garde jazz.
John Butcher is an English tenor and soprano saxophone player.
Clarence "Herb" Robertson is a jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist. He was born in New Jersey and attended the Berklee School of Music. He has recorded solo albums and has worked as a sideman for Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Bill Frisell, George Gruntz, Paul Motian, Bobby Previte, and David Sanborn.
Discography for jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton.
Mark Feldman is an American jazz violinist.
Alex Cline is an American jazz drummer.
Kevin Norton is an American percussionist and composer active in the New York City jazz and contemporary music scenes. He has performed and recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Anthony Braxton, Paul Dunmall, Milt Hinton, Fred Frith, David Krakauer, Joëlle Léandre, Frode Gjerstad, Wilber Morris, James Emery, Bern Nix, and many others. In 1999, he founded Barking Hoop Recordings, a record label dedicated to releasing new and original music. Kevin Norton has also spent summers at camp Encore/Coda in Maine teaching music theory classes and private percussion classes. The label has released 11 CDs to date, which feature Norton's own groups as well as artists such as Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Billy Stein, and the String Trio of New York.
Ken Filiano is an American jazz and orchestral bassist based in Brooklyn, New York.
In the 1990s in jazz, jazz rap continued progressing from the late 1980s and early 1990s, and incorporated jazz influence into hip hop. In 1988, Gang Starr released the debut single "Words I Manifest", sampling Dizzy Gillespie's 1962 "A Night in Tunisia", and Stetsasonic released "Talkin' All That Jazz", sampling Lonnie Liston Smith. Gang Starr's debut LP, No More Mr. Nice Guy, and their track "Jazz Thing" for the soundtrack of Mo' Better Blues, sampling Charlie Parker and Ramsey Lewis. Gang Starr also collaborated with Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard. Groups making up the collective known as the Native Tongues Posse tended towards jazzy releases; these include the Jungle Brothers' debut Straight Out the Jungle and A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm and The Low End Theory.
Phil Haynes is an American jazz percussionist and composer.
Bradley Christopher Jones is an American jazz bassist who performs on both bass guitar and double-bass.
The Arcado String Trio was first an American, later international Jazz trio active from 1989 to 1993. The ensemble was formed by the cellist Hank Roberts, the bassist Mark Dresser and the violinist Mark Feldman. Roberts was later replaced by Ernst Reijseger. The Trio has performed not only as a chamber music ensemble but also for a project by Manfred Niehaus (1991) with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln and as Double Trio together with the Trio de clarinettes of Jacques Di Donato, Louis Sclavis, and Armand Angster.