Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what theyre trying to say with jazz. You dont need any prologues, you just play. If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you.
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You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz.
I dont do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums. I couldnt care less. If it sells one, it sells one.
Some players get very philosophical and cerebral about Jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play.
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You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
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Jazz is like wine. When it is new it’s only for the experts, but when it gets older everybody wants it.
I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.
The deeper you get into the music allows the ability to appreciate art and all other forms of expression.
I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and a few others.
You don’t know what love is, until you’ve learned the meaning of the blues, until you’ve loved a love you’ve had to lose.
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