Klemmer led his own groups touring the . using the cream of the Chicago sideman such as Jodie Christian , Wilbur Campbell and Cleveland Eaton , while occasionally performing in tandem with good friends such as jazz artists Eddie Harris and Oscar Brashear , arranger Les Hooper and rock artists such as James William Guercio (later to produce Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago ) and various rock artists such as guitarist Harvey Mandel . Klemmer did his first PBS special for WTTW TV Chicago. He was also a busy sideman, exploring every genre of music. He then moved to Los Angeles the following year and for a very brief time was a key soloist & arranger with Don Ellis's ) innovative big band touring Europe and toured Africa with Oliver Nelson for the State Department while also working with such diverse artists of a variety of musical genres such as Tim Buckley and others. He studied film scoring with Albert Harris and vocal lessons with Seth Riggs . Continuing always through the events described, Klemmer continuously lead his own small groups touring across the . further developing his unique sound, style and concepts. He primarily focused on his jazz rock fusion styles returning briefly to more traditional jazz and then switching to a more "intense" so-called "Coltraneish" approach upon leaving Chess Records and signing with and recording five albums for Impulse! Records .
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