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Notable Quotable: NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold on improvisation

"I know what improvisation gives you. It gives you freedom of expression. And most people, even if you're a classical musician and play in an orchestra and so forth, and say that you don't want to improvise, I know deep down inside of you, you would like to improvise. It's like talking. Why would you want to say the same sentences over and over and over, you know?.. It's more fun to make up sentences. And that's what goes on with improvisation." -- Jamey Aebersold

Listen to our entire podcast interview with NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold here. And don't forget to check out our Podcasts page to listen to more great interviews with art makers!


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