Jazz standards are our contribution to music history.
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The expression of freedom that is Jazz improvisation mirrors the ethos of the best parts of society.
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If you listen to Donny Hathaway, he had a lot of jazz elements in the way he sang, … For me, the two styles borrow from each other so much that sometimes it’s hard for me to make a distinction. When you hear Lalah sing the combination, that’s when she really shines – when she’s allowed to dip into her jazz when she wants to and then get soulful and do the R ‘n’ B thing.
I’ve seen myself on those lists of the 100 best guitarists, and if they think that I’m that good, thank them. Thank God for them. But I don’t think so.
Music does not come to you. You have to come to it and you’ll walk away with something you didn’t have before.
Other than conversation, no other art form can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction like Jazz.
I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis. I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals, the pedals of the organ and I got mad.
I play the way I do cause it allows me to come up w/ the sickest sounds possible. That’s the point now isn’t it?