Imagine a construction site, all dust and dirt and flapping plastic. This building has no blueprint. It is built brick upon brick, wall to wall, floor by floor, as the materialization of a fantasy held jointly by multiple architects working with masons and carpenters at the same instant on the same edifice. If this were actually a building, it would probably be a mess; it would certainly be dangerous, structurally unsound. Fortunately, in improvised music, it's not a concrete structure that's being erected. It doesn't have to be structurally sound for sound to have a structure.

Corbett, John: A Listener's guide to Free Improvisation. Chicago (Univ. of Chicago Press), 2016, p.84.

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