Nothing else will ever capture the democratic process in sound as perfectly as Jazz.
More quotes by Wynton Marsalis
Jazz isn’t the kind of music you’re going to learn in 3 or 4 years or get because you have talent for music.
In Jazz, improvisation isn’t a matter of just making any ol’ thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There’s no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others.
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Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.
Jazz is a living music; since its beginning has expressed the feelings, dreams and hopes of the people.
You don’t know what you like, you like what you know. In order to know what you like, you have to know everything.
As far back as I can remember, singing was in my blood. My parents loved music, and I loved to sing. I was scatting at an early age.
When Bird came on the scene, it was shocking as in the Bible: everything was dark and then there was light.
I got out of the car and there was a knife in my neck. The guy says, “Don’t move.” And the drummer got out of the car, and he got a gun in his head. This was my entrance to the South Side of Chicago. But it was necessary, because I wanted to play jazz.