In classical music, only two people are important, the composer and the conductor. Everybody else is a serf. In jazz, a thing of beauty is created collectively with everybody getting to express an idea. And that reflects what democratic society is – or should be.
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Jazz is a democratic musical form. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.
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