Pavlidis’ approach to improvisation is equal parts spontaneity and structure.
This summer, MONA is hosting a marathon of sorts. Forty-two days of free live music on the lawns at the museum, from 20 December 2019 to 31 January 2020.
“The music on this [‘Without Within’] should be very accessible to uninitiated jazz audiences, as well as hopefully having something there of deeper musical interest. I tried to use mood and emotion as a guide for the compositions, just like a pop song writer might,” says saxophonist Richard Pavlidis.