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Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

Listener as Operator

Listener as Operator

Our favourite Lancashire-born autodictact asks what’s political about the tension between the individual and the collective in free jazz.

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In which our favourite Lancashire born autodidact/ volunteer play therapist/ writer tries to think alongside the black radical tradition. What’s political about the tension between the individual and collective in free jazz? Is it exemplified by the ability to singularise without becoming an individualist, to be prepared to improvise amidst a meeting of singularities that bring with them a collective awareness of belonging to a shared history?

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A piece of paper with a map of notes in preparation for a talk

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Barry Esson in a suit smiles as he interviews Howard Slater

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A piece of paper with a map of notes in preparation for a talk

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Barry Esson in a suit smiles as he interviews Howard Slater

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward