Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning
Musical improvisation assumes countless forms—though nearly always within predetermined contexts. Jazz improvisers typically adhere to the currently agreed-upon vocabulary of their idiom, as do bluesmen, flamencos, country pickers, and baroque improvisers. Even the various forms of “free” improvisation, somewhat ironically, constitute genres.
When performing and recording together, Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield join a far-smaller group of adventurous souls who improvise without a contextual net. Each still brings his specific background, facility, and musical proclivities to the process, of course—but the context is created concurrently with the composition in real time.