|Piano, curved soprano sax, and Indian Flutes.
Originally from Chicago, Joel relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the 1970's to develop his music in an environment free from the distractions of a large city. Considered the most important Post-Cecil Taylor pianist, Joel has perfected a virtuoso "three-handed" technique along with conventional forms.
With over twenty recordings as a leader, he has performed at many of the major jazz festivals in the USA and Europe. Besides his Kali Records releases with Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Jimmy Williams, Joel has recorded with Jimmy Lyons, Hal Russell, Richard Davis, Joseph Jarman, Raphe Malik, Alvin Fielder, Mats Gustafsson and many others