My first relationship to any kind of musical situation is as a listener.
Listening is the key to everything good in music.
People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a Jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds.
Jazz is an idea that is more powerful than the details of its history.
Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.
I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about Jazz.
Jazz demands that you bring to it things that are valuable to you, that are personal to you.
Jazz music will continue to thrive, possibly in unexpected ways.
It is Jazz's very nature to change, to develop & adapt to the circumstances of its environment.
The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.
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