He called me in maybe 1998 and we had a very nice conversation about early jazz. He was pleasant and polite. He talked a lot about John, with pride, and sailing. He gave me some fatherly advice about my daughter. One point he was adamant about was to make sure I never smoked. It was an excellent conversation and he was very friendly.

"Symmetry and asymmetry are convivial. The paradox of order and chaos in simultaneous improvisation is such a challenge to hold in focus. But in that balancing, (for it is surely in infinite process and never totally balanced)--- in that conversation, -- in that music, the new enters the patterns."

~ Nora Bateson

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