The Boston Globe had a chat with Bobby McFerrin recently and the results appeared in today's print edition, just in time to preview his concert at Symphony Hall this Sunday afternoon. He talked about appearing on the TV program Sing-Off! and the story of VOCAbuLarieS, his upcoming recording, eight years in the making. Here's a snippet:
"I have always played to mixed audiences on every level — age, type of music, on and on. There are always people who remember 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' and I’m happy they remember it, of course. But, like any artist over 20 years, I've moved on. Fortunately, I’ve moved on in a lot of new directions, which keep it all fresh and inventive."
Read all of Improvising, McFerrin style.
Check out Bobby McFerrin at Symphony Hall this Sunday at 3pm, brought to you by the Celebrity Series of Boston (ahem).