Tag Archives: improv

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


“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


“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