In Percorsi Musicali, a symposium on the contemporary double bass. I have a piece on Alisei, a superb album of compositions by Stefano Scodanibbio arranged and performed by Daniele Roccato and Ludus Gravis.
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, some speculations on the role of extended instrumental technique in contemporary music.
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 in Arteidolia, a review-essay on Improvising Improvisation.
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 … More improvised music in 1970s new haven
Michael C. Heller, the author of the recent Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s, joins me for a conversation in the current issue of Perfect Sound Forever. (My review of the book for Avant Music News is here.)
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 … More rusted boats in ljubljana