You only get better by playing.
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A musician starting out today should get a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument.
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Words are the children of reason and therefore can’t translate the feeling of Jazz because they’re not part of it.
There’s only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: whether you want to love somebody and you want to be loved in return.
It’s the same for listeners. If you can’t stand your girlfriend, can’t take it anymore, put on your headphones and escape into another world.
When rock came in, people didn’t know what to do. Even Sinatra, he didn’t know what to do. The music was changing. And it’s changing now.
First I was working on classical music that didn’t move me at all. I hated it. So I decided to discover the kinds of classical music that did move melike Chopin, Satie, Beethoven, and certain Mozart songs. Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.
Most of the soloists at Birdland had to wait for Parker’s next record in order to find out what to play next. What will they do now?