Sunday, January 08, 2017

Nat Hentoff, RIP

June 10, 1925 - January 7, 2017

"Whenever I see that kind of story, where everybody agrees, I know there's something wrong."

"Most of us lead or are led by lives of patterned regularity. Diurnally, surprises are relatively few. And except for economic or physical uncertainties, we neither face nor court significant degrees of risk because a fundamental drive in the vast majority of us is toward the attainment of as much security as is possible.

In this sense, jazzmen, of all musicians, are our surrogates for the unpredictable, our paladins of constant change."


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