• Ken Vandermark, Geoff Leigh (Henry Cow) interviews; Imrpov article

    From Jason Gross@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 1 06:55:42 2020

    In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <http://furious.com/perfect/index0220.html>, you'll find (among other things):

    Interview- UK jazz, Henry Cow by Dr. Gary Gomes
    "Geoff Leigh is one of the more interesting improvising musicians performing today. He is perhaps best known to the fan community for his tenure on Henry Cow's first album Leg End but his mu-sical career extended well before this and after. A unique
    improvisor- at times, he reminds me a little of the late John Gilmour from Sun Ra's Arkestra."

    How is improvisation created? by Daniel Barbiero
    "The first moment of a free improvisation is the zero moment--a moment defined by the non-being of the performance that is to take place. The zero moment is the moment of lacking, a suspended moment in which action is pure imminence. At this zero moment,
    the improviser is thrown into--chooses to be thrown into--a situation that demands action in order that he or she bring about a desired future state..."

    Interview- free jazz & sleep tips, by J. Vognsen
    "He is well-known for his strong work ethic and for keeping a grueling schedule that keeps him touring large parts of the year. In addition, he has also written in his public journals on the many challenges of being on the road, including the difficulty
    of getting sleep. At the same time, Vandermark is an extraordinarily creative and productive individual. To my ears at least, Vandermark has created some of the most exciting music of the last few decades, drawing on funk, free improvisation,
    contemporary composition and many other influences."

    We also have a Spotify playlist with most of the artists above here: <https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6iB7tPuoFdoKS1eSSELYMO?si=pe0SC8f5Tt6GWIfR_JNH2Q>

    We're always looking for good writers and/or ideas so let us know if you have anything to share.

    See you online,

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