Ran Blake’s Third Stream and the Importance of the Ear, 1981 article

The oppo­si­tion coun­ters that our approach is no less intol­er­ant, and my reply is that music is an aur­al art. If you want to use eyes, dig Picas­so, but don’t come here for a musi­cal stenog­ra­phy.”

Ran Blake always caught’s my atten­tion with per­ti­nent issues. He’s writ­ten a beau­ti­ful book that every musi­cian inter­est­ed in impro­vi­sa­tion should read called “The Pri­ma­cy Of The Ear”.

Third Stream and the Impor­tance of the Ear, 1981