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Listening to a great Jazz improvisation has the remarkable ability to renew itself with every listen that follows.

Even with a recording there is the awareness that what you are listening to is something that was created in the moment. On the spot this animal springs forward, or slides out with grace and measured ease.

A union of talent and necessity, with knowledge as its soul, its consciousness. The idea that rings through a great Jazz improvisation is the marriage and divorce of knowledge. It’s using what you know to create something you’ve never heard before.

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