I’ve long been interested in the possibilities of free solo improvisation – starting from nothing, with no creative expectations other than to let the music flow and develop in the moment. I explored it on my own for many years, and then started recording improvisations occasionally in the mid-2000s. I was initially hesitant to share these recordings for a number of reasons, including the awareness that this kind of thing is pretty easy to do badly, and that it often falls into the category of “music that’s more fun to play than to listen to.”
A full CD of solo improvisations is still on my to-do list, but here are three tracks to get you started. Listen with a good set of headphones or speakers for best results.
The first one starts off quite frenetic, but later becomes quite lyrical…
|December 19, 2004 - Part 1|
|August 19, 2008 - Part 2|
|August 19, 2008 - Part 4|
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