Clairvoyance, the first recording by the superb improvisational group Clairvoyance Trio, is now out on Amirani Records. The trio is Gianni Mimmo on soprano saxophone, Adriano Orru on double bass, and Silvia Corda on piano. The music is freely improvised and sublime, and I’m proud to have been asked to write the liner note.
Back in February, Perfect Sound Forever published a conversation Cristiano Bocci and I had regarding his work in music and mathematics. Now, with the kind permission of PSF, Percorsi Musicali has run our conversation in the original English and Italian.
In the new Perfect Sound Forever, I talk with Gary Peters, author of Improvising Improvisation and The Philosophy of Improvisation, about some of the philosophical issues improvisation raises.
On Arteidolia, a piece on Joelle Leandre Being with Sound.
New York, Chicago and St. Louis were major cities for jazz-based improvised music in the late 1960s and 1970s, but New Haven? Yes, for a few years in the 1970s New Haven was home to a thriving music community that included many forward-looking improvisers. In All About Jazz I have a piece on the New Haven scene and the beginnings of BassDrumBone, the trio of Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway and Ray Anderson.