Jazz Quotes

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I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.
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My music is jazz.
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Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also.
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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.
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People have taken time out of their day and spent their money to come sit down at a concert. And it's jazz music-it's not easy for them to get to it. I don't want them ever to feel that I'm taking their presence lightly.
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Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
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I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
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I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything.
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The point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.
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There's a richness to the old works if you look before the 1950s. The chord progressions and the language was more complicated, especially in the jazz and classical world.
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Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
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Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz.
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Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
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There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on, where people go out and learn a particular language or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language.
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As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
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I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz.
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I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves.
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What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact.
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Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
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I don't want to appear hostile, like I'm hostile to L.A. or that I feel that the people don't appreciate jazz. I don't think it's that. I think it's something more. It's something a little bit more complicated than that.
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I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere.
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