Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ebb & Flow

As I sit here listening to Playing in the Band, the extended jam the Dead played at RFK in June of '73, (a show yours truly truly regretted missing, especially with the Allman Brothers as part of the concert.) the ebb and flow of jamming, something I did a lot of at Berklee, shows how music resembles fractal geometry in it's feedback-driven seques from rest to intensity with interludes of pure improv at it's very best, something one sees with early Bob Marley or vintage Miles Davis, among significant others, who touched the sublime when the Gods permitted it as creativity just shows up on it's own accord, never to be commanded, a reality every artist accepts as one of the givens when dealing with the vagaries of the creative process. Enjoy.

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