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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While many attempts have been made to define Jazz, what’s the point really. Jazz is to be experienced – period.
10% of musicians make 90% of the money, while the remaining 90% of musicians make the 10% that’s left.
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People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.
Every time I see a musician – it doesn’t matter what age – that inspires me, there’s always a secret little wish that maybe we’ll play together, because that’s how I learn and grow and so forth, you know. But hopefully there’s a lot more.
If a Jazz musician plays someone else’s song, he has a responsibility to make a distinct and original statement.
Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style, a trademark, so to speak. They confine themselves to one type of playing. I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea. I have no one style. I play as I feel.
The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you’ve got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.