Believe In Peace and Improvisation — Steve Lawson: Bass 2.0

Steve Lawson (@solobasssteve on Twitter) has some interesting stuff to say about improvisation, music and performance in this interview. Even as a non-musician, I find his influences interesting. They’re some of the people I’ve valued most over the years. I remember back in the 80s falling out with people on Compuserve on the merits and importance of the then little-known Bill Frisell. And Keith Jarrett is just one of music’s all-time greats. Steve also mentions the Derek Bailey/John Stevens London free crowd from the 60s. I remember seeing them during the late 70s and into the 80s in small venues...

The Universal Mind of Bill Evans

After enjoying the Gil Evans Big Band video yesterday, I found this nugget. I think this is the first time I’ve heard the pianist interviewed, and he has a lot of interesting stuff to say. I’ll leave it to rickstolk, who posted the video on YouTube, to introduce the interview: Please check my jazzblog at http://jazzpages.tumblr.com From the jazzpages personal archives, I bring you the intriguing documentary ‘The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans’. Several years ago, Rhapsody released a 21-minute video called ‘Bill Evans On The Creative Process’, a badly edited reduction of a 1966 TV program introduced by Steve Allen,...