Wednesday, December 13, 2023

New York and the Rest of the World

Duke Ellington Memorial

"You don't have to be born in New York to be a New Yorker! Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, two of the most representative composers of the city, were born in other states, just like a great number of its inhabitants. To be a New Yorker is more like a mental state—one of many ways to act, an attitude towards life and the rest of the world. Many people say the planet is divided in two: New York and the rest of the world."
Paquito D'Rivera, Letters to Yeyito

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