Source: Aquarium Drunkard.
On the surface, nothing about Whit Dickey’s decision to start his new record label, Tao Forms, makes much sense. It’s the drummer’s first time leading such a venture, and he’s doing so in his mid-60s, right around the time most impresarios are looking toward retirement. Too, he’s using Tao Forms as outlet for free jazz, the unbound subgenre that Dickey has spent four decades devoting his career to. Not the soundest of commercial moves—especially amid a global pandemic—but that has never seemed to be his concern.