I have no one style.
More quotes by Oscar Peterson
I don’t do something because I think it’ll sell 30 million albums. I couldn’t care less if it sells just one.
Its the group sound thats important, even when youre playing a solo. You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. Thats jazz.
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.
Montreal was a very active jazz center until club owners started putting in strippers instead of music. Before long, there was nothing to hear.
More quotes about Music
Stevie didn’t use the technology to drive the song. He used it to enhance. I use the tools to further my work, I don’t use my work to further the tools.
Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you’re not feeling right, play a minor tune and it falls into place.
There’s always this sound out there that’s just a little beyond my reach and that just sort of keeps me going.
Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It’s not an occupation or profession, it’s a compulsion.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, now heaven knows, anything goes.