CURRENT ARTISTSAhmad Jamal --- Samuel Blaser --- Hendrik Meurkens --- Walter Norris --- Bill Warfield --- Debra and Dani Gurgel --- Joe Locke --- Tamir Hendelman---Steven Chelliah---Fred Hersch --- Jack DeJohnette --- Hans Jörn Brandenberg --- Dominick Farinacci --- Javon Jackson --- Kirk MacDonald --- JJ Johnson -- Cedar Walton --- Ric Frank---Billy Taylor --- Donald Vega --- Benny Green --- Oscar Peñas --- Bennie Wallace --- Russell Malone --- Gonzalo Rubalcaba ---Michael Jefry Stevens
Organic Music Theory provides a radical perspective on creative production. Given elements supplied by nature and history, creativity is simply a matter of choice; anyone who has ever made a choice is ‘creative.’ However, instead of relying on recipes created by individuals of the past, OMT facilitates each of us to compose languages of the future, making creative choices directly from naturally occurring—organic—and self-organized universal elements. Based on theory that began in the modal period in jazz, Ben Schwendener clearly explains and then expands this perspective into a broad range of applications. This important work is intended not only for musicians, but for anyone sensing the existence of a larger realm of creative choice.