42 episodes

We are interested in musical improvisers in all genres, from free jazz players to Hindustani vocalists to noise artists to drone musicians. What makes them do what they do? How did they get their start? What inspires them? We delve into the minutia of their art form and where it is heading. Host, Paul Metzger, explored this terrain once a week in a unique interview focused format specializing on the pursuits of improvisers.

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We are interested in musical improvisers in all genres, from free jazz players to Hindustani vocalists to noise artists to drone musicians. What makes them do what they do? How did they get their start? What inspires them? We delve into the minutia of their art form and where it is heading. Host, Paul Metzger, explored this terrain once a week in a unique interview focused format specializing on the pursuits of improvisers.

    Charlie Parr, guitar

    Charlie Parr, guitar

    An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, … Continue reading "Charlie Parr, guitar"

    • 50 min
    Lynn Avery, synth

    Lynn Avery, synth

    • 42 min
    JT Bates, drums

    JT Bates, drums

    JT Bates has worked with artists from the ends of the spectrum.  Equally at home improvising with Paul Metzger, as well as delicately rumbling under a Pieta Brown song, the drums are an extension of his daily life.   Exposure and experience into improvised and creative music through a high school friendship with Ben Vida … Continue reading "JT Bates, drums"

    • 56 min
    Davu Seru, percussion

    Davu Seru, percussion

    Davu Seru is a drummer and composer. He has worked with numerous improvising musicians and composers throughout the United States and France. He is composer and bandleader for the ensembles Motherless Dollar and No Territory Band. For the year 2017-2018 he served as the first-ever composer-in-residence at Studio Z in Saint Paul. Davu has also … Continue reading "Davu Seru, percussion"

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Pat Moriarty

    Pat Moriarty

    Pat Moriarty and Phil Hey began playing together in 1973. They have been dedicated jazz musicians and teachers ever since, performing in ensembles medium-sized and small. But their sax-drum duos make for a refreshing, intrepid, tightrope walk — always tricky and unpredictable, yet at this stage in their careers, well within their collective grasp, even … Continue reading "Pat Moriarty"

    • 42 min
    Sarah Larsson, vocalist, instrumentalist

    Sarah Larsson, vocalist, instrumentalist

    Sarah Larsson, anthropologist by training, likes to say that her day job is listening to people’s stories.  Sarah’s outreach work with the Somali Museum of Minnesota means that she gets to talk with fascinating community members every day, while helping to start a new cultural resource in Minnesota.  Sarah studied in Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia, … Continue reading "Sarah Larsson, vocalist, instrumentalist"

    • 27 min

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