“Whoosh!” is Deep Purple’s twenty first solo album, and judging by the energy it exudes, there’s no end in sight for these British rockers. Their third collaboration with producer Bob Ezrin honors their lengthy history, and broadens their musical palette, with songs like “Man Alive”, “Throw My Bones” and “Nothing At All” being added to their pantheon of classic tunes. We recently published an extensive review of the record, which you can read at this location.
Steve Morse has been with the band since 1994, and brought with him not only his dexterity on the six strings, but a much needed dose of excitement, at a time when the rift between Richie Blackmore and the rest of the lineup seemed to suck the energy out of the members. Since then, the band has released seven albums, and apparently tapped an endless well of creativity. Morse is also involved in Flying Colors, and still tours with G3 from time to time.
Lifelong Deep Purple fan and Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf spoke with Morse at length to discuss the band’s approach to writing process during the inception of “Whoosh!”, the influence of Bob Ezrin during the creative process, details of how some songs came to be, what drives them to continue, how he feel about writing music with Flying Colors, why the Steve Morse Band hasn’t released any new music in some time, what he thinks about John Petrucci and Joe Satriani after touring together on G3 and much more. Find out all they discussed about in the dynamic audio interview below, and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, Sonic Perspectives is on Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter and YouTube, where you can be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.