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In the interest of complete candor, I must admit I was not hip to Thurston Moore's improvising until I received an album, Hurricane Floyd on a then little known Sublingual label. Frankly, I only put it on because I experienced Hurricane Floyd having lived in New York for the better part of a year (and it was Revelations, pigeons dropping from the sky, child killing mosquitoes, and this Floyd, who huffed and puffed and blew everything down). Wally Shoup, I had heard rumblings of, but who was this Thurston Moore? I did some research and it turned out that Moore was a member of Sonic Youth. I knew little of Sonic Youth, but became a quick study shortly thereafter. Since, I have been doing my homework, collecting every single piece of improvisational documentation Moore has recorded. And he is impressive. So damn the man. Wang Chung everybody. As always, Moore's Fireside is brought to you commercial free, uninterrupted, unedited and in his own words.
Fred Jung: How did you develop an interest in improvised music?
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.