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To me, the abyss is everything. It's a matrix, it's a generating principle, and it's the mother. In this type of music—all forms of improvised music—if you're trying to get through whatever puzzle that you have in front of you, you have to deal with creative void state.By Seton Hawkins
My biggest musical hero is Igor Stravinsky. The take away is his harmony. It's so characterful. There’s something about it which is instinctive and doesn’t follow anyone’s rules but his own. It’s like he’s plonked his hand on the piano and found a chunk of notes which just feel really good. I love that.By Chris May
"I'm a late bloomer. I didn't start music professionally until my late thirties," she says. But she has no regrets. And with a solid, and growing, roster of recordings behind her and the reputation she has built among top musicians, there is no need to look back.By R.J. DeLuke
A lot of great musicians came through for varying periods of time. Joe Lovano, Alan Broadbent, Gary Anderson, and many others, got it together with the Herd. Woody was very concerned about how the cats played. You had a short time to step up or you could just get a ticket at the counter and get a plane home.By Jim Worsley
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