1. Muhal Richard Abrams: "Don't ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise"

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    Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "To ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise…

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    • Muhal Richard Abrams: "Composing and Improvising is the Same Thing"

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      Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. "I’m improvising all the time, and I’m composing all the time," says Muhal…

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      • Muhal Richard Abrams on the difference between Improvisation and Composition

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        Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/

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        • Muhal Richard Abrams on respecting the fact that it’s important to make an effort to be musical

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          Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/

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          • Muhal Richard Abrams: "Music has to be harnessed and structured from sound"

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            Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "Before music can be called music, it has to be harnessed…

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            • Muhal Richard Abrams: "I’ve always had a kind of feeling that I could teach myself"

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              Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. "I came to a point where I wanted to be more technically enlightened about composing, so I started…

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              • Muhal Richard Abrams on Sound

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                Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/

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                • Muhal Richard Abrams: "I don't think of myself as a teacher."

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                  Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "There’s something to learn from each person’s…

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                  • Muhal Richard Abrams: "All human beings express ideas"

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                    Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "We can’t separate ourselves from other human beings…

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                    • Muhal Richard Abrams: "If it’s old for you, then it’s old; if it’s new for you, it’s new."

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                      Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "The situation that is characterized as old often times is…

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