Curlew were an American avant-rock/jazz band from NYC that debuted with an eponymous release on Landslide Records in 1981, followed by the album North America on the German Moers Music label in 1985. The band’s 1988 release Live in Berlin kicked off a seven-disc run on Cuneiform over the ensuing 15-year period.

Members: George Cartwright (saxophone), Chris Parker (keyboards, piano), Dean Granros (guitar), Fred Chalenor (bass), Bruce Golden (drums), Tom Cora (cello), Fred Frith (violin, bass, guitar), Mark Howell (guitar), Nicky Skopelitis (guitar), Anton Fier (drums), Otto Williams (bass), Chris Cochrane (guitar), Davey Williams (guitar), Ann Rupel (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Samm Bennett (drums), Rick Brown (drums), Pippin Barnett (drums), Amy Denio (vocals)


  • Curlew (1981)
  • North America (1985)
  • Live in Berlin (1988)
  • Bee (1991)
  • A Beautiful Western Saddle (1993)
  • Paradise (1996)
  • Fabulous Drop (1998)
  • Meet the Curlews (2002)
  • Gussie (unofficial, 2003)
  • Mercury (2003)

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