Gene Shallit is really annoying and I feel sorry for Jer in that one, but Rona Eliot get Jerry to talk about recording live versus in the studio. Something I see completely analagous to working in space versus the studio. Working in space is really working with community, with people and my happiness with the piece usually is directly related to how welcome I feel in the space and how in control I am of the piece. In the sterile studio you can dick around as much as you like for years and there is no communal element that forces you to reckon with yourself, and the practicalities of function. Function is omnipresent in a space but the people who control the space can make that a great experience or a horrible one.
As always lots of laughing and never one to take himself seriously. After all what kind of an artist really can take themselves seriously..... What amazes me is compared to other musicians, Jerry talks like a painter in circles at times and completely direct at others.