John Paul Jones is no stranger to experimental music, from his days with Led Zeppelin through today. This November, Jones will be stretching out even more as he tours with the Norwegian avant-garde/improvisational group Supersilent for a handful of live dates in Europe.
In a recent issue of Uncut, Jones said the improvisation with Supersilent reminds him of the way Led Zeppelin performed shows in the ’60s and ’70s.
“There were great unplanned improv sequences in Led Zep songs: ‘Dazed And Confused’, ‘Whole Lotta Love’,” Jones shared. “Quite often I found myself on stage with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do, and that’s the fun of it.”
Jones appeared with Supersilent at the Molde Jazz Festival in July 2011. Here’s a video from that performance:
Supersilent, featuring John Paul Jones Tour Dates:
- November 14, 2012: Birmingham, Town Hall
- November 15, 2012: Glasgow, The Arches
- November 16, 2012: Manchester, RNCM
- November 17, 2012: Bristol, Arnolfini
- November 18, 2012: London, Village Underground