Improvisation, Correlation, and Vibration: An Interview with Steve Coleman

Critical Studies in Improvisation

In this Berlin-New York phone interview, saxophonist Steve Coleman presents what Völtz calls his "philosophy of cosmic energy," and his ideas on improvisation, language, structure, freedom, and innovation, often making his points with the help of anecdotes about from his own career.

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