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The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
Well may Mr. [David] Garrick be so celebrated, so universally admired--I had not any idea of so great a performer. Such ease! such ...
What is the problem of women's freedom? It seems to me to be this: how to arrange the world so that women can be human beings, wit ...
Good writing is a kind of skating which carries off the performer where he would not go, and is only right admirable when to all i ...
Is it the breath, merely, of the performer on a wind- instrument, or the skillful, supple fingers of the performer on a stringed i ...
Each time a mediocre singer performs, he is saying, in effect, "This is good enough for you." The audience, thrust into that famil ...
Improvisation was the blood and bone of jazz, and in the classic, New Orleans jazz it was collective improvisation in which each p ...
The great silent movies revolve around the body and the personality of its owner; the great sound comedies revolve about structure ...
Listening to Thelonious Monk play I Surrender, Dear, or listening to Cecil Taylor play one of his own compositions, we are concern ...
The jazz musician is denied the dignity accorded the composer because not everything he composes is first written down, or, necess ...
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