Awhile ago I picked up a copy of "The Perfect Meeting" by David Sharman (1993, Wings). I had in mind that it would be useful for an role that I picked up in a volunteer organization. At the time I neglected to read it. I finally did that this week. Despite it being a book on business meetings, it reminded me of the way musicians may act.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
- Marian Wright Edelman
This year, at MSBF on Friday the 19th of August, educator Jenny Going presented a short tutorial on "Guidelines for Improvisation." The audience was students in the intermediate jazz section. I am uncertain whether she was the organiser for the materials (author/gatherer), but perhaps noone can lay claim to these sort of things anyhow.