Peter Apfelbaum & The Hieroglyphics Ensemble

Formed in 1977 while Apfelbaum was still a student at Berkeley High School, the Hieroglyphics Ensemble featured young improvising musicians from diverse stylistic backgrounds and was Apfelbaum's main outlet for composing and performing through the mid-1990's. The Ensemble - which included brass, reeds, violin, two or three guitarists, two drummers and several percussionists typically numbered around 17 musicians (though from 1980-81 it swelled to 22).

Personnel

PETER APFELBAUM
Drums, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizer

PECK ALLMOND
Alto, Baritone, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Trumpet

WILL BERNARD
Guitar

STEVEN BERNSTEIN
Trumpet

DESZON X. CLAIBORNE
Drums, Percussion

JEFF CRESSMAN
Bells, Percussion, Trombone

RACHEL DURLING
Violin

STANLEY FRANKS
Guitar

BO FREEMAN
Bass

PAUL HANSON
Bassoon, Alto & Tenor Sax

JAMES HARVEY
T
rombone

SEKOU HEATH
Bata, Percussion, Vocals

BUDDHA ROBERT HUFFMAN
Bata, Bells, Bell Tree, Congas, Gong, Vocals

JOSH JONES
Congas, Drums, Timpani, Vocals

TONY JONES
Tenor Saxophone

BILL ORTIZ
Flugelhorn, Trumpet

NORBERT STACHEL
Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Alto, Baritone, Bass, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones

JAI UTTAL
Dotar, Guitar, Harmonium, Percussion