The great Anthony Braxton said
Play or die!”
Ken Simon said:
You’re either distinct or you’re extinct
“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!”
Commitment and dedication are the keys to making Music. What makes improvised music work is courage – the confidence that makes the necessary great leaps of faith possible. Yes, technical facility is also very important. We cannot have any impediments between out imagination and our execution. Still, a timid musician with all of the technique in the universe will never be mistaken for a great improviser.
The book “The Courage To Create” by Rollo May is a great source of inspiration for the improviser.