Gunther Schuller tells Terry Teachout how Walt Disney's 1940 animated cartoon film "Fantasia" changed how he thought about classical music, especially in its Stravinsky "Rites of Spring" passage (Wall Street Journal). Teachout recalls other instances where popular cartoons introduced a young and broad audience to "high art" and concludes that the secret behind initiating young people to the arts is to make sure not to make them "assume that they're not going to have any fun". --- Claus Lochbihler talks to Charles Lloyd about his legendary quartet from 1966, the economic situation of young musicians then and now, about the drummers Billy Higgins and Eric Harland, about his new project with the Greek singer Maria Farantouri, about his friendship to the Beach Boys, Michel Petrucciani and his own instrument (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Somehow Lloyd gets to talking and stops himself, asking Lochbihler, "Why am I telling you this now?" When Lochbihler regrets not to know, really, Lloyd concludes with this memorable response: "See, that's what I like about my pianist: Jason Moran always knows where I am right now."
Bibliography on Charles Lloyd