How The Music of Free Improvisation Returned to Los Angeles

Source: L.A. Weekly.

Free-improvising saxophonist Steve Lacy once said, “In 15 seconds, the difference between composition and improvisation is that in composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds — while in improvisation, you have 15 seconds.” Developing and nurturing a scene for improvised music in L.A., however, takes a little more time.