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  • "It's like having a friend who is in charge of putting out your work," Jarrett said. "It's all about the music. ... There's no other producer I could have worked with and had as much done. My life would not have been the same."

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  • "Music is either in the air and you find it or it is in the air and you don't find it," said Jarrett, who is known for his improvised solo piano recitals and long-standing trio with drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Gary Peacock. "You can be educated about everything there is to do with music, and you are still zero until you let go of what holds you back. My job in my opinion is to let it out, but I don't believe there are any rules."

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