Here’s an interview from the early days of The Jazz Session with guitarist David Torn. This is what I had to say about him back then:
Heâ€™s a film composer whose music youâ€™ve heard in Friday Night Lights, Believe In Me, and The Order. Heâ€™s also contributed tones and textures to films like this yearâ€™s Best Picture winner, The Departed, and the 2000 hit Traffic. Before his film days, he was known for daring musical collaborations on albums such as Cloud About Mercury (ECM, 1987). And heâ€™s worked as a guitarist and/or producer for everyone from David Bowie and David Sylvian to John Legend and Tori Amos. David Torn has returned to ECM after two decades for prezens (ECM, 2007), an adventurous record that features Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey. Learn more at DavidTorn.net.