Exploring Patrick Shiroishi’s Sprawling Free Jazz Universe 

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For over a decade, Patrick Shiroishi has been a fixture in Los Angeles’s thriving experimental underground. After cutting his teeth performing what he describes as “weird progressive rock” at DIY spaces around Southern California, he eventually started making jazz as a way to distance himself from the confines of art rock songwriting. “For that kind of stuff, it’s super dense. A lot of notes, different time signatures, very structured music,” Shiroishi says. “I think what drew me to free improvisation was that it’s the complete opposite. There’s absolutely no rules.”