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PANEL: Musicians, Critics, Journalists: Perspectives on the Future of Jazz

Howard Mandel, Jim Merod, Jane Reynolds

Published: 2007-09-06

VIDEO: Three panelists present a range of perspectives on the future of jazz. Jane Reynolds: “Musicians’ Perspectives on Creative Improvised Music.” Howard Mandel:
“The Future of Jazz – Thanks to Miles,
Ornette and Cecil.” Jim Merod: "Is the End in Sight for Jazz As We Know It? (A Reply to Red Rodney, Charles Mingus, and Stephen Hawking).” TEXT: An abstract and biography for each panelist.

Available Files

  • Musicians_Critics_Journalists_bios.pdf

    114 KB | application/pdf

  • Musicians_Critics_Journalists_full.mp4

    656 MB | video/mp4

  • Musicians_Critics_Journalists.MP3

    184 MB | audio/mpeg


So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag