Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quote of the Day (Herbie Hancock, on How Jazz ‘Breathes’)

“The thing that keeps jazz alive, even if it’s under the radar, is that it is so free and so open to not only lend its influence to other genres, but to borrow and be influenced by other genres. That’s the way it breathes.” —Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, quoted in Nate Chinen, “So Many Sounds, but Jazz Is the Core,” The New York Times, December 1, 2013

(Photograph of Herbie Hancock performing in Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands 2006, by Sjaak from the Netherlands)

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