For The Quietus, I recently interviewed Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Thomas (Derek Bailey, Evan Parker) and John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized) about the newest album by their spontaneous improv supergroup, About Group.
“Like with all the great improvisers and world traditions. It’s only in the West that there’s this obsession with reading. I mean, you play because you know it. For instance, if somebody’s giving a lecture, you say they’re a good lecturer if they’re somebody who doesn’t need to have a pile of books there. They know it. It’s the same way in music.”
Read the full interview on The Quietus here