These compositions are from albums by artists that I love and respect, on which they were doing things I really liked. Notice that I say “albums,” because in each case I appreciated whole albums—but I listened to the whole thing and tried to narrow it down to individual tracks, with the knowledge that both original composition and openness to improvisation are mainstays for the AACM. As an artist, I found my own way, but I’ve been inspired by every one of these musicians.
“Washing the Mind”
Bamboo Meditation at Banff (Aarawak, 1994)