Ornette told me about studying some scores of European music like Beethoven. He thought it was pretty good, but could hardly believe that the players in the orchestra couldn’t change their notes to go with they way they felt. Suppose Ornette could perform Skies of America again with an orchestra of talented creative players willing to take some harmolodic initiative? Would some rain forest be saved or something?
I’ve often wondered if the vibrations created by good music can really make the world a better place, even if only a few people hear those vibrations. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in those thoughts.