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PLENARY PANEL: The Future of Jazz

Amiri Baraka, Ron Gaskin, William Parker

Published: 2007-09-07

VIDEO/AUDIO: A panel discussion on the future of jazz with renowned artists William Parker and Amiri Baraka.

Available Files

  • Amiri_Baraka_William_Parker.MP3

    205 MB | audio/mpeg

  • Amiri_Baraka_William_Parker_full.mp4

    661 MB | video/mp4

  • Future_of_Jazz_transcript.pdf

    188 KB | application/pdf


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.

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