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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Excerpt from 'Patti Smith Complete 1975 - 2006'

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

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