RIP Karl Berger 

Source: Hudson Valley One.

German-born pianist, composer, vibraphonist, jazz instructor, and improviser Karl Berger died at the Albany Medical Center on April 9. He was 88. As a young adult, he landed a gig as house pianist for jam sessions at Club 54 in Heidelberg. He and Ornette Coleman co-founded the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock in 1972. On his long career after developing his free jazz aesthetic, Berger played with Don Cherry, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Ed Blackwell, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Baba Olatunji and many others.