If free jazz has its own Liberty Bell, surely it is to be found in the living room of composer and inventor Douglas Ewart. His bell collection is lined up three rows deep, and it features indescribable nuances of design, composition, and size. One would imagine the bells are capable of producing an equally wide range of sounds: These are tinkling, jingling, tolling, and chiming devices culled from around the world. But the bell is not tolling for Ewart this moment (so to speak) as he reaches cautiously past this shelf to demonstrate another prized possession. The device that Ewart snatches from the wall is more rudimentary and sturdy, a homemade clay didgeridoo dappled with intricate,... More >>>