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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Play something ugly

[...] “Camaraderie” also has the distinction of being inspired by the late trumpet great Lester Bowie, the forward thinking co-founder of the acclaimed Art Ensemble of Chicago. Roy Hargrove recalls their meeting. “I was playing a jam session one night in Italy and Lester was there listening. I was playing all my bebop. He came up to me and said, ‘Man, take it out!’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘Stop playing all that pretty stuff. Play something ugly!’ So I started playing less inside…screamin'...makin’ a lot of noise. Lester lit up like, ‘Yeah!’ It was a lesson for me.” [...]



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