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Communication and improvisation

Thursday, March 2nd, 2000

Taken from Tony Levin’s 1996 speech at the Eastman School of Music (available at the Papabear website): Adrian Belew of King Crimson illustrating the importance of familiarity between musicians during collective improvisation:

I once asked Adrian Belew, one of the King Crimson guitarists, how he knew when to start the verse after Robert Fripp’s solo: “I look at Robert and when he grimaces in a certain way… and his hands are at the top of the neck and there’s no place else to go…then I know.”