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Keynote: Jazz and the Way to Other Worlds

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP, George Lipsitz

Published: 2014-08-19

A keynote presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. George Lipsitz (Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Jazz and the Way to Other Worlds”

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.