For me, improvisation is all about human relationship. It is about
listening, responding, connecting, and about generosity. When a
group of free improvisers gets together and plays a coherent and
interesting piece of music without a prior plan or template, it is like
watching separate beings become integrated into a single nervous
system and become, for a time, whole. It is a partnership, with each
other and with the audience, in the deepest sense of the word.
Mysteriously, I even get this feeling when I am playing or hearing a