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Notable Quotable: NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton

"I see my work as affirmation of universality. As an affirmation of our wonderful country. I have deep love for America. I see my work as springing from a base that can be called jazz. And from that base I was able to explore world music. And so my work is an affirmation of my experiences, like everyone else. And my experiences have been universal experiences. And this was deliberate, because what I was looking for was not an ethnic-centric solution to anything, but rather with my music there was an opportunity to bring things together rather than to separate things." -- Anthony Braxton

Visit our podcasts page to listen to the entire interview with Anthony Braxton. And don't forget to tune in next week on June 25 when we announce our newest Lifetime Honors recipients. 

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