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came to be built upon improvisation,nnot because of a "primitive" ideal, butnbecause the players could not read musicnand had no formal training. Lewis nevernlearned to read a score, although interestinglynin some of the quoted materialnhe uses such expressions as "playing innthe staff." And the "liberation" idea isnrevealingly borne out . . .

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