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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Pat Thomas - Sunday Interview


1.     What is your greatest joy in improvised music? 

For me the joy of endings.

2.      What quality do you most admire in the musicians you perform with?

The speed at creating music in real time

3.      Which historical musician/composer do you admire the most? 

Duke Ellington

 4.     If you could resurrect a musician to perform with, who would it be?

I would have loved to have played with Sun Ra

 5.     What would you still like to achieve musically in your life? 

To play on the highest musical level possible consistently

 6.     Are you interested in popular music and - if yes - what music/artist do you particularly like

Not interested in pop music these days

 7.     If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To stop being a bore

 8.     Which of your albums are you most proud of? 

The latest release is always my favourite

 9.     Once an album of yours is released, do you still listen to it? And how often?

I listen to the release 3 more times to check the sound quality,the track order and finally the music.

10.     Which album (from any musician) have you listened to the most in your life? 

"Money Jungle" by Duke with Charles Mingus and Max Roach, and "Evidence" by Monk

11.     What are you listening to at the moment? 

Currently listening to Speaker Music Aka Deforrest Brown Jr, Lisa Lim, Oscar Peterson Trio, J Dilla, Kevin Saunderson, George Crumb and of course Roscoe Mitchell.

 12.     What artist do you admire outside music? 

The great painter and my mentor Ray Povey

Recent albums with Pat Thomas and reviewed by us:


armando said...

Thanks for the interview: instructive, short and sweet.

Martin Archer said...

If you love Pat's music also take a listen to him here on this recent release from Anthropology Band: