It’s not all smoke and mirrors. Some of it comes from books.
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Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you dont live it, it wont come out of your horn. They teach you theres a boundary line to music. But, man, theres no boundary line to art.
Music is your experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
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The way I look at it, they’re all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time.
[On urging Nyro to tell Barbara Streisand that ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ had been personally written for her] It’s not a big lie.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
It is this tendency to play with manic enthusiasm on every possible occasion that distinguishes the amateur Jazz musician from the professional.
That’s a great thing about jazz. We leave it a little space so that we have the opportunity to go where the moment takes us