Sunday, September 13, 2015

Jazz Quotes 3

In the midst of starting out the school year, I wanted to share some quotes and music in hopes of relating to all of our hectic lives.

Jazz Quotes 3

1. Paul Desmond
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned but it can't be taught. 
Listen to "East of the Sun":

2. Oscar Peterson
You don’t need any prologues, you just play. If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you 
Listen to "Hymn To Freedom":

3. Duke Ellington
What is music to you? What would you be without music? Music is everything. 
Listen to "The Tattooed Bride": 

4. Ella Fitzgerald 
It isn't where you came from, it's where you're going that counts. 
Listen to "Cheek To Cheek": 

5. Coleman Hawkins
If you don't make mistakes you aren't really trying.
Listen to "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes": 

Final Thoughts: 
Sometimes the best life advice can come from music when we just listen.

Coleman Hawkins

Please visit my jazz poetry blog, "Without a Poem", where I improvise a new poem everyday! I also share jazz music and art there, so stay tuned! 

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