Jazz music has always made powerful statements about freedom, creativity and personal identity.
D C DowDell
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If the bass plays the root, a pianist superimposes a Maj7 built on the 5th and the sax plays the 13th, will hot women notice?
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Swing is an adjective or a verb, not a noun. All jazz musicians should swing. There is no such thing as a swing band in music.
I dont do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums. I couldnt care less. If it sells one, it sells one.
The blues was bleeding the same blood as me. The blues didn’t have to explain the mystery of pain that I felt; it was there in the songs and voices of singers like Lonnie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, in the cries of their guitars.
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.
Dizzy used to tell me I’m playing too hard. He’d say to not give everything. Miles told me that too.
We open our minds, stretch forth, take chances and venture out musically to arrive at something new and different.
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.