Tag Archives: improv

Despite Distance and Other Commitments, Free Music Trio Boneshaker Thrives on Rapport

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“We could laugh while we’re playing. Somebody does something or whatever, and we could laugh. We could look at each other and be smiling, instead of being so serious.”

Free Times | March 27, 2019

Natural One | Asheville Guitarist Sarah Louise Draws on Everything for Inspiration — But Especially Nature

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“I think the Appalachian landscape just creeps in, and I also think that it’s nice if the music leaves space for whatever sounds might be in someone’s soundscape. If I’m ever listening to my own music — as a way of thinking about mixing or composition — and I hear a bird or cicadas or wind, to me, those sounds always enhance what’s already there.”

Free Times | November 29, 2017

Director’s Cut | Monotonix guitarist Yonatan Gat trades wild shows for wilder improv

“The idea is to forget about the fact that you exist—to not exist while you’re playing music.”

C-Ville | March 3, 2015

Both Ends Burning | Transatlantic Free-Jazz Trio Ballister Thrives on Energy

“This band doesn’t have a typical set, exactly. But [the set in Vienna] just seemed kind of different from the type of stuff that we’ve done before. As ravaged as we all felt that night, the music felt really good.”

Free Times | March 26, 2014