Find the best teachers, listen to the finest playing and try to emulate that. Be true to the music.
In Jazz, improvisation isn’t a matter of just making any ol’ thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There’s no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others.
Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.
I wanted to make somebody feel like Coltrane made me feel.
Music does not come to you. You have to come to it and you’ll walk away with something you didn’t have before.
Don’t bullshit, just play.
A beat is a moment in the life a groove.
Jazz music is the power of now.
Jazz isn’t the kind of music you’re going to learn in 3 or 4 years or get because you have talent for music.
Nothing else will ever capture the democratic process in sound as perfectly as Jazz.
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