Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things.
More quotes by Lionel Hampton
Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.
It’s always Jazz. You can put a new dress on her, a new hat, but no matter what kind of clothes she’s the same old broad.
More quotes about Music
I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat.
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born.
How do you explain what it feels like to get on the stage and make poetry that you know sinks into the hearts and souls of people who are unable to express it.
Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do and then just go for it. I never know what the public’s going to like, anyway.
When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it’s composition. If you don’t understand what it’s about, you’re depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem.
It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and I, myself, happened to be the creator in the year 1902.