Wednesday, January 18, 2006

citizen jazz update

Alain Cupper - Cold Station
Hard bop by Belgian baritone saxophonist. Decent, not much more to say about it than that.

I don't usually highlight other people's articles (that's how selfish I am), but I can't let this Olivier Sens interview pass you by. Sens has developed what seems to be (I haven't heard the album) semi-autonomous improvisational software that reacts to what another musician (in this case, saxophonist Guillaume Orti) is doing. The interview is in-depth and fascinating. Of course, it's in French, but if you have to, I recommend running it through a translator.