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REVIEW: Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race and Humanity

David Stacey

Published: 2008-02-03

David Stacey reviews "Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race and Humanity," by Paul Austerlitz.

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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.