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Interview with Patricia Nicholson and William Parker

Nate Chinen, Patricia Nicholson, William Parker

Published: 2010-09-02

AUDIO: Nate Chinen interviews Patricia Nicholson and William Parker, chief stewards of New York's Vision Festival. Vision Festival is a high-profile and esteemed event profiling free jazz and avant-garde music. TEXT: Nate Chinen's introductory piece, contextualizing and reflecting upon the conversation, which took place at Parker and Nicholson's home in August, 2010.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace