Wynton on categories

Wynton Marsalis, from a CNN commentary:

“On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, let’s recognize the pernicious effects of separating people by generic categories.”

What is true of people is also often true of music. If we can get past our need to put people (and music) into categories, especially categories that declare it like or unlike us, we will have a better world, both socially and artistically.

(Via The Rest is Noise.)

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