The Process is the Product

Americans love to say the word “change,” and we love to talk about self-expression. But the cultural landscape we ensure with our feet and our dollars suggests we don’t love those things nearly so much as we say.
— Jeremy Walker

Duke Ellington. Photo courtesy of  U.S. Embassy New Delhi , reproduced under  CC 2.0 .

Duke Ellington. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy New Delhi, reproduced under CC 2.0.

I highly recommend Jeremy Walker's excellent article on Ellington, Jazz and the relationship between art and commerce.