Douglas Ewart's a solid multi-instrumentalist who's made his biggest contribution as a sideman. His steady, energetic solos on alto sax, flute, bass clarinet and bassoon have been heard in the bands of Fred Anderson, George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton and Chico Freeman. A Kingston, Jamaica native, Ewart moved to Chicago in 1963. He joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1967, and studied theory and performance with Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman. He's been featured on several sessions in the '70s,'80s and '90s, but hasn't issued any releases as a leader. Ewart did record a duo album with George Lewis on Black Saint. It's available on CD, and he can be heard on other discs featuring Freeman, Lewis, Braxton and Abrams.
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