The last time I played at WAC was a collaborative concert with Derek Bailey and Steve Gnitka in 1983. (As implied by this 36 [!] year gap, there’s a multi-faceted back-story which I don’t have the appetite to publicly detail at the current time.) A heartfelt thank you to Anthony Cox for inviting me to ..read more

On the rare occasions I’ve been afforded the opportunity to present my work outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the logistics have consistently been less than ideal. (The reasons for this state of affairs are clear. As I’ve reiterated too many times, I am not a “viable commodity” in the niche world of free jazz/improvised music. ..read more

Back story minutiae:

Gmunden is a small, quintessentially/stereotypically picturesque “destination” town in upper Austria; surrounded by farmland and nestled among mountains and a fairly large body of water. (Concerning the former, as one mountaintop appears to be a human profile, there is a legend having to do with, I believe, a princess, underwater inhabitants and gods ..read more

Austria 2018 aftermath

While mitigating circumstances impacted my travel/acclimation — at times to the point of absurdity/embarrassment — the music and camaradarie at the core of my recent visit to Austria more than compensated for these “difficulties”. I am extremely grateful to Siegfried (Holzbauer) and Fritz (Novotny), who provided the means to get me to Austria, and, from ..read more