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Jazz Quotes

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What makes my approach special is that I do different things.
I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth.
I do them all, like a good utility man.
- Ray Charles

In my view a jazz musician is a great musician.
- Michael Parkinson

I am not a jazz singer.
I wouldn't place myself on that footing.
I wouldn't even enter that arena.
- Boz Scaggs

My music isn't anything but me.
It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
- Neil Young

 

Everything we did, we did live - and then Bobby took
it home and chopped it up and edited it.
Which is pretty much what they did with every jazz
record you've ever heard.
- Charlie Hunter

Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to
be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
- Herb Alpert

I think jazz is a wonderful learning tool.
- John Otto


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I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation.
- George Shearing

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through
their feet instead of their brains.
- John Philip Sousa

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang,
like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
- Mose Allison

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.
- Chuck Mangione

I just try to do as good job with the material as I
can and play some jazz as well,
some improvised music, and do that every night.
Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison

It's something that jazz has gotten away from,
and it's unfortunate.
Players aren't physical anymore.
- Branford Marsalis

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
- Louis Armstrong

For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.
- Norman Granz

If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll.
The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
- Ray Manzarek

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band.
No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
- Wyclef Jean

I don't know who's 18 years old today that,
20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar,
as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues.
All of it.
I did the same thing with my voice.
- Boz Scaggs

Writing is like jazz.
It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
- Paul Desmond

The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know
how to read music is over.
- Maynard Ferguson

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album.
That makes no sense.
- Branford Marsalis

Jazz is not the format where I want to stay,
but it really is a starting point for me.
- Justin Guarini

I missed jazz, kind of.
And by the time I came to it in life,
it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
- Warren Zevon

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player.
There were no blues players-you played one sort of
jazz of another sort of jazz.
- Alexis Korner

A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm.
- Ken Burns

Here in England we live at a slower pace,
have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
- Chris Barber

The only things that the United States has given to
the world are skyscrapers,
jazz, and cocktails.
That is all.
And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Jazz really does try to include everything.
It's always been popular music.
But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
- Madeleine Peyroux

I've always wanted to record a jazz record.
I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll.
It's been a journey.
- Rita Coolidge

Jazz of the sort we play is a happy,
extroverted music.
You don't have to think about it too much.
- Chris Barber

What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking,
What is French? Jazz is a musical language.
It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.
- Branford Marsalis

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
- Travis Barker

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues,
or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones.
We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.
- Michael Giles

The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
- Billy Higgins

So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.
- Cy Coleman

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when
the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
- Chuck Mangione

I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.
- Glenn Miller

The people in Japan know more about the history of
jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
- Billy Higgins

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important
person in American music.
He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
- Ken Burns

People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan,
but for me it took about five seconds.
- Pat Metheny

Most jazz players work out their solos,
at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary.
- Lee Konitz

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way,
rather than a band way.
- Gerry Mulligan

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also
has lent itself to other genres of music.
- Herbie Hancock

Jazz to me is a living music.
It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings,
the dreams, hopes, of the people.
- Dexter Gordon

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary,
pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.
- Walter Becker

There's the tradition in jazz of having the Battle of the Bands,
and you do not want to get your head cut when you're playing.
- Wynton Marsalis

As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are:
melodic improvisation,
melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.
- Mose Allison

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums.
I love the new Pat Metheny album.
John Coltrane.
I still like good metal, though!
- Geezer Butler

Once you start collecting records you learn more and
more about jazz and blues.
- John Mayall

Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window
and have a good look at jazz.
And I've done that on many occasions.
- J. J. Johnson

When I was doing jazz concerts in America,
I would use the biggest names I could find.
- Norman Granz

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before,
the art form of jazz will flourish.
- Charlie Haden

Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene.
And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was
that there were too few groups.
- Branford Marsalis

I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz.
It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
- Dave Van Ronk

It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being
snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.
- Andy Partridge

Jazz is like wine.
When it is new, it is only for the experts,
but when it gets older, everybody wants it.
- Steve Lacy

My brother had a big band in high school;
after that we continued to play together,
eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers,
that recorded for Riverside Records.
- Chuck Mangione

I don't limit my taste.
There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera.
I've been listening to what was essentially country music,
but it crossed over to rock.
- Rick Moranis

I was a beginner again.
I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to
recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.
- Jamie Muir

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.
- Oscar Peterson

We went to see all the shows.
American musical theater and jazz were very big.
- Carly Simon

I like to listen to classical music...
I like mainline jazz.
- Herb Alpert

New York is the dream world, the center of jazz and rock.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

There are editing procedures for talks just as there
are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.
- David Antin

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

I think more than writers, the major influences on
me have been European movies,
jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.
- Don DeLillo


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