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.
More quotes by Charlie Parker
You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born.
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You can have tone and technique but without originality you ain’t really nowhere. Gotta be original.
Wes Montgomery played impossible things on the guitar because it was never pointed out to him that they were impossible.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues like we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific.
You’re just a little too hip for the room. It’s not good to be too hip because two hips make an ass.