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  • Joshua Neuman

    Reminds me of this quote from Cornel West:

    “To be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning and criticism. As with a soloist in a jazz quartet, quintet or band, individuality is promoted in order to sustain and increase the creative tension with the group--a tension that yields higher levels of performance to achieve the aim of the collective project.”

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love the comparison you made between music and the way you have navigated your career.

    • Kerry O'Connor

      Thank you, Alessandra! It was fulfilling to do the retrospective on this crazy journey and find a pattern and a narrative.