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Tom Goddard

What a wonderful article! Clear as a bell and, as you suggest, filled with life-lessons, not just improve techniques.

Congrats, Michelle.

Michelle James

Thanks so much, Tom!

Lynne Kemmer

Hi Michelle,
WOW...very very interesting!! Would love to discuss...Lynne

Nick Bush

Great article. I'll be referencing it in a blog post later. We've just had the annual London Jazz Festival in the UK (I'm a big fan of improvised music) and I was reminded how jazz musicians find freedom and self expression in evironments ranging from those with almost no constraints to those that have quite tight structures.

I won't forget seeing Herbie Hancock lost in a child-like rapture through most of his band's lengthy set - your point about unlearning the barriers we put in to inhibit the creativity we are born with is very well made.

Michelle

Thanks so much, Nick! You might like John Kao's business creativity book, Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity - he uses jazz as the metaphor throughout the book.

Michelle

Thanks, Lynne - would love to discuss! :-)

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