July 04, 2004

NOT REALLY

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What do you do when you're working with a new drummer, or an old bass player, on a song they don't know half as well as the audience? What if the drummer and bassist unconsciously vamp on "Magic Man" while the singer throws up? If a quote falls in the hall and nobody knows it, is it a reference? I know thatópick a card, any cardólive improvisers do not generally want to ape an existing text, even if they quote one. And, within the sphere of mechanically reproduced recordings, there is a distinct thread of larceny, commentary and quotation that makes the game hot like we like.

Posted by Sasha at July 4, 2004 02:56 PM | TrackBack