Jazz is constantly moving and constantly remembering. But a solo is not sentimental. It chooses certain moments to remember and others to forget. But one always knows when the soloist forgets, it is ever more clear than the moment itself. But this musical anesthesia is not a defense mechanism, as if a soloist on stage in front of even a single person is trying to protect themselves. No, jazz creates space. Jazz pushes aside worries and thoughts in an ever-racing mind and ever-beating heart and says: “here is a space, confront your fears and carry on. Confront your memory and make of it, in the present, something new, not to be forgotten, but passed on.”


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