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Tzadik Records

Steven Sladkowski

Published: 2010-03-26

Discussing the role of independent record labels in fostering new modes of social organization, this article examines New York based Tzadik Records and its commitment to distributing improvised music to a global audience.Discussing the role of independent record labels in fostering new modes of social organization, this article examines New York based Tzadik Records and its commitment to distributing improvised music to a global audience.

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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.