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Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra

Jazz Great Karl Berger returns to El Taller for his last concert in the Fall Series, where he will explore world music through his Improvisor's Orchestra. 

Following a critically-acclaimed run at The Jazz Gallery, and before that at the Stone, Karl Berger's Orchestra of 20+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists continues to turn improvisational ideas developed in the 7:30 pm workshop/rehearsal into a fully formed 9:00 pm performance. Using his "Music Mind" concept, Karl introduces a new approach and experience of harmonizing improvised sound through world music to find common ground. 

Conducted in his improvisational style and developed at the legendary Creative Music Studio, this orchestra of extraordinary improvisers explores original themes, melodies from the world?s folk traditions and compositions written by legendary improvisers such as Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman, as well as musical ideas that arise spontaneously. One of the orchestra's trademarks is Ingrid Sertso's uncanny vocalization and poetry.