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KEYNOTE: Sound as a Medicinal Herb: Creative Music 61 Years in Transition

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP, William Parker

Published: 2014-08-19

A keynote presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. William Parker, “Sound as a Medicinal Herb: Creative Music 61 Years in Transition”

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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.