Patricia Nicholson Parker: Everyone Has a Vision
AAJ: I love the Roy Campbell release which I've heard.
PNP: I was so pleased with it and proud to be able to release it. I am pretty excited about the Bill Dixon and William Parker CDs as well. But you will hear it for yourself soon enough.
AAJ: You're hugely committed to the Vision Festival, to the music, and to the artistic community and its future. If it's not too bad a time to ask with the next Vision Festival coming up fast, what are your future plans for the Festival and yourself?
PNP: I want a secure home. That's what I care about. A secure home for the Vision Festival and the ongoing series of events. A secure home not just for avant-garde or avant jazz or whatever you want to call it, not just for Vision music, but for all the innovative musics . I want there to be a secure home. All I have to do for the Vision Festival is keep on encouraging people to feel free to be their most creative and do their best work.
First Two Photos: Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET, courtesy of Patricia Nicholson Parker and Vision Festival
Third Photo: Courtesy of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Fourth Photo: Helene Collon