1st Sep 2012, 10:07am
Was having a chat a few days ago with that clever chap Alex Hawkins and he was describing the subject of correlation against causation—like when people think that Joe Harriott copied Ornette Coleman when in fact he didn't; Coleman didn't cause Harriott to go in the direction he did—it just so happens that they correlated musically.
In a similar way, some of my work has been compared to the amazing Walt Dickerson, which is overly kind. But I only heard his music four years ago, so I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of listening!
If you've not heard of Walt Dickerson up to now, here WAS a video I found this morning, with Wilbur Ware on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums.