Stumbled upon him while searching for Erik Friedlander-related stuff. His piece Insomnia really is a gathering of wonderful musicians as well as great ideas, straight from the mind and heart of those people. Incredible stuff.
Tim is no. 1 in my jazz pantheon. I don't think there's ever been anyone in the history of jazz who's done so much groundbreaking music so consistently for such a long time. 30 years and still blowing minds, including my mind for the past 17. The man is an icon of quality, creativity and independence.
if you like Tim berne, then check out the danish saxplayerLotte Anker as well. Lotte and Tim are often palying together Lotte ahs also selveal own bands, oone of them is her trio with Gerald Cleaver(dr) and Craig Taborn( pi). wonderful, spiritual free jazz