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"See clearly...feel deeply": Improvisation and Transformation

Daniel Fischlin

Published: 2010-12-06

On the cusp of a North American concert tour in late 2010 and hot off the release of "To the One," his musical meditation on Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" and his own lifelong spirit-quest, celebrated guitarist John McLaughlin agreed to a CSI request for an interview focusing on improvisation and spirituality. In addition to being a prodigious musician in every respect, McLaughlin has had an exceptional, if not unparalleled, trajectory through the crucible of twentieth and now twenty-first century music.

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We’ll all be more innovative if we participate in collaborative webs and share more openly. Creativity is always a collaboration and it’s always a form of improvisation, written large in the social world.

– Keith Sawyer