Dianne Reeves on Jazz

“You know, people always talk about ‘what jazz is,’ and it’s really hard to describe. But one thing I do know is that it’s a very intimate exchange between everyone on stage, giving inspiration and ideas to each other; and the other part that’s magical for me is when the audience is in on it.”

From Ben Ratliff’s The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music, the book I am enjoying during my train ride.