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shaman doo-wop

Updated: Mar 21, 2018

"The concept of improvisation has long repelled and excited me, for it contains the possibilities of humiliation and illumination.

Like Beethoven, John Coltrane elevated improvisation as a spiritual course. Going out and coming back. Offering up a melodic theme, going off to talk to God, then returning to talk to us.

-Patti Smith on Improvisation

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