Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
More quotes by Lionel Hampton
Black and white players hadn’t appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G.
Music was our wife and we loved her. We stayed with her, clothed her and put diamond rings on her hands.
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.
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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.
If my own work had more importance than any others, it’s because the piano is the key instrument in music.
Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.
Musicians have a really big part to play in spreading messages because they’re able to reach a large portion of people on an emotional level. Artists reach people at their heart; it’s the only time we meet in one place and put our differences aside. When you’re in a forum listening to music, all you feel in that moment is love and the understanding.
Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
Talk of God is most often in church. Is there a God outside of church? I hope so. But how should I know? How does anybody know?
If you’re gonna sing meaningful songs, you have to be committed to living a life that backs that up.