Thursday, January 26, 2006

on the unedited migration

Interesting (though rather dry, as its an unedited transcript) Noah Howard interview. A tidbit:

Q: Your music seems to combine freedom with a kind of gospel melody, but not as unleashed as Albert Ayler's, for example, more disciplined. How did you develop that combination?

A: Well, if you've ever been in a black Baptist gospel church, and the choirs cut loose, you have this incredible harmony, and then you have the soloists, and the soloists go all the way out. And most of the preachers can sing too, and they'll go all the way out. But always within the context of gospel harmony.

I've seen Howard play only once, it was rather disappointing. I'd never heard of the Brussels club he mentions and online details are scarce. Anyone know it?