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Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

Help!  The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

by Thomas Brothers,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2018

In John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden, the narrator declares, "there are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of man."

 

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