May 2015 –
Garrison Fewell: guitar & percussion
Eric Hofbauer: guitar
Curt Newton: drums
Just released on the Italian label Long Song Records, Garrison and Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo recorded a duet – “an enlightened dialogue” – that explores the intersection of sound, emotion, and creativity.
Check out a piece of this dialogue here.
You can purchase the CD here.
Please click this link to a page from the Italian jazz magazine, JazzIT, which posted five heart-felt tributes to Garrison from Italian musicians who knew, worked with, and loved him, including Maurizio Brunod.
(pssst… if you don’t read Italian, maybe go here for some help…)
MIT Killian Hall
160 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02142
This is a special concert in which Boston jazz and improvising musicians are celebrating the life and music of Garrison Fewell. It will feature local musicians too many to mention here, but some highlights include Eric Hofbauer, Charlie Kohlhase, Luther Gray, and Curt Newton . The repertoire will cover the entire range of Garrison’s recorded music from his ’straight ahead’ years of “A Blue Deeper than the Blue” and ‘Red Door Number 11” to his group the Variable Density Sound Orchestra to the improv groups of his last few years
Italy was Garrison’s second home, as well as home to his lovely wife, Emy. Therefore it is only natural that his book, Outside Music Inside Voices, has been published in Italian, as Lo Spirito Della Musica Creativa.
We invite you to the David Friend Recital Hall, at 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, from 7:30-9:30 PM on 17 September 2015, for a musical tribute to Garrison Fewell. This free concert will be performed by Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Department faculty, in memory of their friend and colleague. Click here.
Garrison’s wife, Emy, has teamed up with Berklee College of Music to create a scholarship for creative improvising musicians. Please remember Garrison’s generosity when you consider donating. Click here.
On July 5, 2015, Garrison Fewell passed away, following a long, courageous battle against cancer. He was 61 years old, and was performing up to a month before his passing. He is remembered as much as a kind and generous man as he is a world-class musician.
It was Garrison’s wish that his website, as well as his creations as a musician, author, instructor, and human being, be kept alive and available as a resource for creative and improvised music. In this way, Garrison will remain in our minds, ears, and hearts.
As always, we welcome your thoughts.