In my band, we talk lot about honesty. Most of the guys I tour with come from an experimental and free-jazz background, which has layers of deep philosophy toward the art of improvisation. To be so ideologically in tune with your instrument that it simply becomes a conduit for you in that moment. To let go. To be unconscious. To listen. To let the music simply travel through you.
You have to get vulnerable. It’s a scary thing to do, but the payoff is enormous. People get bossed around by the fear. The fear of your vulnerability not being reciprocated.
–Dan Mangan, in The Guardian