Bill Koehler | Glimpse

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by Bill Koehler

As Gods of Music reviewer, Alexander Johannesen puts it Bassist Bill Koehler's music is "music on the edge and you don't know which way it will fall."
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1. Oracle
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2. Another Place
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3. Moment
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4. Sail Away
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5. Least of These
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6. Soliloquios #5
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7. Concert Study #10
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8. Storyteller
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9. A Child Is Born
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10. Rupolding Songbirds
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11. Doxa Mea
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Bill Koehler is Professor of Music at Illinois State University where he teaches applied double bass, improvisation/composition, graduate courses in music education including psychology of music, and string pedagogy. A native of New York City, Bill Koehler has performed in England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Russia and Belo-Russia, Puerto Rico, and throughout the U.S. He has performed with notable jazz and improvising musicians such as Sam Brown (Keith Jarett), Joe Tekula (Ornette Coleman), Harold Seletsky (composer), John Clark (Gil Evans), Joe Morello, John Campbell, Carl Fontana, Dave Burrell, Jimmy Guiffre, Richard Davis, David Baker, Harvey Phillips, Turk Van Lake, Glenn Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Nashville country music producer Byron Gallimore, and has performed in numerous orchestras in New York City, the southeast, mid-west, and in Europe. In addition Bill has performed with Indian classical musicians including Ronu Majumdar (Bamboo flutist), Manpreet Bedi (tablist), Ramdas Palsule (tablist), Umalpurim Siveraman (South Indian Mradangam player), and Patrick Marks (Sitarist). Bill has just released his second CD entitled Vandana Journey2gether with tabla virtuoso Manpreet Bedi, featuring a number of original compositions in Indian and World music styles with extended improvisations. The CD has received great reviews in Double Bassist (London) and Bass World, the official publication of the International Society of Bassists. In addition, Bill has completed a new book entitled A Guide to the Developmental Process of Improvisation and Composition, which will be available this Summer. Bill’s first CD entitled Glimpse features original compositions for quartet, trio, and duo combinations in jazz, and world fusion idioms, as well as Romantic and Contemporary classical pieces for unaccompanied solo bass. Visit Bill’s personal website at


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