Spontaneous Like Jazz

There’s nothing like an all-star cast.

by Andy Scheer

Novelists could learn something from Jeff Barnhart, a pianist at Colorado’s most recent Evergreen Jazz Festival.

He had come to play solo or perform duets with his flute-playing wife. But for one set he was asked to pull together a band. He picked the best musicians from groups who had the slot available.

Those choices made, most of his work was done. No rehearsal needed.

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