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UCSD will be presenting a unique opportunity to experience the music of a creative-music legend when vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger appears Oct. 10, in their Wednesdays @ 7 series, held in the acoustically pristine Conrad Prebys Music Center.

Joining Berger will be the adventurous poet and vocalist Ingrid Sertso, contrabassist Mark Dresser and saxophonist David Borgo.

With Sertso and jazz icon Ornette Coleman, Berger founded the acclaimed Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, one of the hotbed laboratories for improvised music of the 20th Century.

Berger recorded for the ESP label in the early '60s, and performed with the cream of the avant garde, including saxophonists Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders and Anthony Braxton, pianist Carla Bley and bassist Dave Holland.

He appears on seminal albums by Don Cherry, (Symphony For Improvisors), John McLaughlin, (When Fortune Smiles), and on Braxton's epochal, Creative Orchestra Music 1976.

More recent collaborations with producer Bill Laswell have yielded contributions to pop-music artists like Natalie Merchant and Jeff Buckley.

Berger will also perform with the UCSD Improvisers Orchestra, comprised of virtuosi grad students, including Tommy Babin -bass, Joe Cantrell-guitar, Drew Ceccato-saxophone, Clint Davis-electronics, Samuel Dunscombe-clarinet, Krzystof Golinski-drums, Jeff Kaiser-trumpet, Bonnie Lander-voice, Kjell Nordeson-drums, Adam Tinkle-woodwinds and Meghann Welsh- voice.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.50 general admission.

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