Audio Clip (mp3): Love/Ontology: Prelude



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Karlton Hester performing at Les Joulins Jazz Club in San Francisco with the Larry Douglas Quartet (2001)


  Karlton E. Hester

B.M. in Flute, University of Texas at El Paso
M.A. in Music Education, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. in Composition, City University of New York Graduate Center

Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D. (composer/flutist/saxophonist), began his career as a composer and recording artist in Los Angeles where he worked as a studio musician and music educator. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center and is currently Director of "Jazz" Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Hester specializes in premeditated, spontaneous and electro-acoustic composition. A performer on both flute and saxophone, his formal study included Harry Nelsova and Paul Renzi on flute, Joe Henderson and John Handy in "jazz" improvisation, composition with Bruce Saylor and Robert Starrer, as well as lessons with Frank Chase and Bill Tremble on saxophone.

"Hesterian Musicism reveals him to be a composer with a breathtaking range of materials that are skillfully wrought in both refreshing chamber configurations and his impressive 12-piece Contemporary Jazz Art Movement."
--- Downbeat






  Music Subtitle: Love/Ontology: Prelude (Karlton Hester) - performed by Karlton Hester, flutes; Bette Hered, oboe/English horn; Eva Jasler, harp; Bryan Carrot, vibraphone; and Phil Bowler, double bass (from Dances Purely for the Sake of Love, HRP00003 1988)