Former King Crimson violinist David Cross and composer/flautist Andrew Keeling met in London in 2007 to discuss a musical collaboration.
The outgrowth of this was a series of improvisations (recorded in Dec. 2007 and Feb. 2008)
which form the basis of their album, English Sun.
With musical experiences in progressive rock and contemporary classical music, Cross and Keeling’s approach to free improvisation stands outside the jazz tradition.
But, just how ‘free’ or formulaic is improvisation? Although improvisers are often reluctant to discuss the process,
Cross and Keeling have found that each session brings about a development of language.
Playing ‘live’ is likely to further transform their music, making the audience a crucial factor in this development: ‘
…(This) can affect the creation of that which is being witnessed.’ (Derek Bailey – Da Capo Press)
David Cross/Andrew Keeling English Sun - CD
- Product Code: DCB_ES
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