The international journal of free improvisation
The improvisor was the newsletter of the Improvisors Network (1980), whose purpose was to foster community among music improvisers on a national scale. This was a period where there were only jazz magazines, and very little print or information about the rising improvised music scene. It was an important vehicle during the beginning of “independent music releases” for connecting others of similar philosophies and practice, to listen, review and to forge a network and exchange of ideas between musicians, encouraging community and a global network.
Beginning as a 4-page newsletter in 1980, it morphed into a photo-copy magazine and finally offset print & book form. In 1990, it ceased hardcopy print and went on-line at www.the-improvisor.org. By 2010, there were many other options where articles, reviews and sales of improvised music could be found. In 2010 the improvisor was retired and celebrated the 30-year anniversary by hosting the improvisor festival, which took place in 5 cities across America.
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