An encounter between rapper-poet Mike Ladd and saxophonist-composer Maciek Lasserre.
Freestyle Musing is a multidimensional incantation where words and poetry spread in forms, improvisations and the musical language.
Recorded on January 29th 2021 during the AME (Workshop for Exploratory Music) dedicated to the relationship between speech and musical exploration.
released May 7, 2021
Mike Ladd : vocal, rap, lyrics.
Maciek Lasserre : soprano saxophone, percussions, electronic sequences and composition.
All tracks composed, sequenced, mixed and produced by Maciek Lasserre.
All lyrics improvised by Mike Ladd excepted the top of Inanna.
"And what was that song I learned from the river on one of this dark days ?
If I can remember the first few notes
I think it went something like
It may have been the day I met the howling man, who looked at me strangely.
he wore no coat.
He said perhaps he'd left it at Normans Gardens, uptown, someplace.
Perhaps, this time, should we meet again, I'll stop and rap a little.
A howling man may have discovered something I should know, something, perhaps, concerning my discouraging progress."