Karl Evangelista Interviewed

Source: East Wind ezine.

I began on the guitar at age 12, inspired by both the raging psychedelic blues of Jimi Hendrix and Cream as well as the noisy alternative rock of the Pixies, Nirvana, and the Smashing Pumpkins. I discovered jazz some time in middle school, and I quickly identified a kinship between the guitar-based music I had been consuming and the spontaneous, often surreal work essayed by the likes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Rashaan Roland Kirk.