Organically Honing the Art of Jazz

In Conversation With Michael Gauthier, Part I

by Wanda Waterman
The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 26 2014-06-27

“One of the things I like about Jazz, kid, is I don’t know what’s going to happen next. Do you?”
– Bix Beiderbecke

“Ahhh, those Jazz guys are just makin’ that stuff up!”
– Homer Simpson

Michael Gauthier is a Montreal-based musician who teaches jazz guitar at the University of Montreal and at McGill University. A fixture of the Montreal jazz scene, his memory houses a vast and irreplaceable knowledge of the history of jazz in Montreal since the sixties. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about improvisation, reading music, and jazz and blues as folk genres. (Read it all here.)

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