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