Interview with Joe Morris

Vision Festival
Vision Festival (Photo credit: andynew)

From Burning Ambulance:

Joe Morris has been a crucial figure on the global free jazz/free music scene since the 1980s. Starting out as a guitarist, he expanded to bass, and has worked with many of the major figures on the avant-jazz scene, including Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, David S. Ware, Barre Phillips, Ken Vandermark, Joe and Mat Maneri, Ivo Perelman, and many, many others. He’s also been a teacher at the New England Conservatory for many years. His extensive experiences as a player, and his teaching career, have led him to codify his thoughts on music in the book Perpetual Frontier: The Properties of Free Music, which he’s published under his own Riti imprint.