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Encyclopedia > Jon Gibson (minimalist musician)

Jon Gibson (b. Los Angeles, California, March 11, 1940) is a flautist, saxophonist, and composer who uses other instruments from around the world in his performances and is known for his Jazz and Classical contributions. He worked with the Philip Glass Ensemble for many years, and also performed in the premiers of In C (by Terry Riley) and Drumming (by Steve Reich). He has also performed and recorded with a number of other minimalist composers. This article is about the largest city in California. ... California - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article pertains to the musical instrument. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... The Philip Glass Ensemble is a musical group founded by composer Philip Glass in 1968 to serve as a performance outlet for his experimental minimalist music. ... In C is an aleatoric musical piece composed by Terry Riley in 1964 for any number of unspecified performers, but preferably 35 or more. ... Terry Riley (born 24 June 1935 in Colfax, California) is an American minimalist composer. ... Steve Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. ... Minimalist music is a genre of post-1960s classical music and experimental music which displays some or all of the following features: emphasis on consonant harmony, if not functional tonality; reiteration of musical phrases, with subtle, gradual, and/or infrequent variation over long periods of time, possibly limited to simple...


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Jon Gibson at AllExperts (292 words)
Both are musicians who are known for their unique musical styles which are on two extreme oposite sides of the musical spectrum.
The first Jon Gibson is a flautist and saxophonist who uses other instruments from around the world in his performances and is known for his "Jazz" and "Classical" contributions.
The second Jon Gibson is a "Soul" and "Gospel/Christian Music" pioneer.
Gibson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
Hutton Gibson (born 1918), father of actor Mel Gibson and a writer on religion
Jill Gibson (born 1942), singer and artist who sang briefly in The Mamas and the Papas
Jon Gibson (minimalist musician) (born 1940) is a flautist, saxophonist, and composer
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