What’s tied Jazz together is its foundation in the Blues, a reliance on group interplay and the unique phenomenon of spontaneous improvisation.
D C DowDell
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I regard singing pretty much like acting. Each song is like playing a different role. I get very involved with my material. I feel a responsibility for the emotion it brings out in the listener.
I’ll always write music. Whether I release a record, whether I let the public hear it or not, I’m always writing music.
Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.
It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and I, myself, happened to be the creator in the year 1902.