• Whatever I do today is the whole continuum of my experience. Like John Dewey said in his book ‘Art as Experience,’ you can’t separate experience from the work of art. So, if I write for the symphony today, you’re listening to everything that’s happened to me since I was 18 years old.

    Yusef Lateef, Herb Boyd (2006). “The Gentle Giant: The Autobiography of Yusef Lateef”, p.176, morton books, inc
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