• Fred Van Hove (1937 - 2022)

    9 days ago - By Free Jazz

    Fred Van Hove in 2019. Photo by Cristina Marx. By  Martin Schray One of Fred Van Hove's credos was that improvised music didn't exist before it was played. He believed that the improvising musician had to create his own vocabulary on his instrument in order to achieve a unique sound. “Improvisation, you have never heard it before and you will never hear it again because it will never be the same again“, he said. Now Fred Van Hove, the great Belgian pianist, improviser, composer, accordionist, organist, juggler and prankster is dead. The European free music scene, with whom his name will...
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