Play what you feel, feel what you play.
D C DowDell
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While many forms of music may use the dynamic of improvisation, Jazz exemplifies the unique characteristic of collective improvisation.
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I can’t understand guys who just have to have your autograph. What do you do when you get home, take it out and look at it?
Jazz music is an aural souvenir of mankind’s attempt to express the intangible, the heart, the soul, through art.
Some players get very philosophical and cerebral about Jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play.
How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don’t you ask him? And besides, maybe we’d all like to be like Miles, and just haven’t got the guts.
If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don’t know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something.
I don’t do something because I think it’ll sell 30 million albums. I couldn’t care less if it sells just one.
When you make a sound, it carries on to infinity. Sound is a vibration. Vibration is energy. All of that survives in space long after were dead. When I walk on stage at the Wiener Staatsoper, I can feel the footsteps of Chopin and Rachmaninov.