Eric, you hit the nail on the head. And with these types of questions, we could easily go two ways: 1) a musicologist or such; 2) a musician. Although there have been some high-profile books in the past year from musicologists (Alex Ross' The Rest Is Noise for example), we've been looking at Number 2 as the direction we want to go in. Finding the right musician(s) is the stumbling block for us. If John Coltrane hadn't passed on, sigh, I'd want to get him, maybe get a little improv jazz during the interview, a little sax magic perhaps?
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