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Curlew was formed in 1979 by George
Cartwright, the group's leader, saxophonist, and main composer.
Cartwright's compositions are at once direct and mysterious, possessing
a clarity and focus that show both Ellington and Ornette assimilated in
a most unique way. Backed by the hard-rocking unit of Chris
Parker-electric keyboards and piano, Dean Granros-guitar, Fred
Chalenor-bass and Bruce Golden-drums, Curlew somehow manage to combine
r’n’b swagger and groove with free jazz and wild soloing into a whole
that is immediately identifiable as nothing other than Curlew! -Cuneiform records