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Bill Noertker

Bassist/composer Bill Noertker has been active in the Bay Area jazz and avant-garde scene since the late 1980s. Since 2001, he has lead his own ensemble, Noertker's Moxie, as a forum for his compositions inspired by visual artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, architect Antoni Gaudí, poet Rainer Maria Rilke, sculptor David Beck, and others. Noertker has composed over 150 pieces of music for this group and has released eight CDs, including three CDs of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, and two volumes of his extended Blue Rider Suite

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Noertker's Moxie: druidh penumbrae

Read "druidh penumbrae" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With his 9th album for San Francisco Bay Area-based Edgetone Records, bassist, composer Bill Noertker's Moxie ensemble is captured live during performances between 2011-2015. As a composer, he derives influence from famous visual artists, architects, poets and sculptors. Thus, his compositional impetus contains grounded jazz elements, yet his works feature lyrical mosaics of sound amid geometrical ...

druidh penumbrae

Label: Edgetone Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Boxcars; Acrobat’s Smile (Subrisio Saltat); Hopscotch 34; La Cheniile; Puppeteer; The Green Metallic Silk, Those Endless Ribbons; Matilda; Blue Moose Over Miami; Before a Single Pain (Has got Within Range of Your Ever-Galloping Heart); dewey Dell; Song for CH.

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Noertker's Moxie: Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2)

Read "Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2)" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In the liners to Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2), bassist Bill Noertker provides insight into his penchant for gleaning inspiration from visual artists and extending the Germany-based Blue Rider Movement that was formed in 1911 by artists, armed with disparate creative ideologies. Noertker's compositions derive inferences from nouveau classical concepts, dance, minimalism, mainstream jazz, ...

7 Days In February

Label: AEWC Records
Released: 2004


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