Portrait of Bill Cole

Professor Bill Cole is featured on the musical portrait "SHADRACK" playing the double reed Indian Nagaswarm. The string ensemble and Nagaswarm produced a wonderful color palette for this composition:

Bill Cole is an American jazz musician, composer, educator and author. An admired innovator in the music world, Cole successfully combines Eastern sounds 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 didgeridoo and Ghanaian flute.

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Beth Beauchamp