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.
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.
Thanks to Slovenia’s Radio Student for playing Rusted Boats in a Foggy Harbor, a track from my 2016 collaboration with Chris Lynn, Doubting All Things Aligned. (I don’t understand Slovenian and can’t be sure, but I think the host introduced the piece by reading from my Notes on Field Recording, which appeared in Percorsi Musicali in May 2016.)