Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jazz Quotes 4

This week I wanted to go back to my series of Jazz Quotes to find inspiration.

Stan Getz

Jazz Quotes 4

1. Count Basie 
The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves.
Listen to Count Basie play, "Corner Pocket":

2. Ray Brown  
Jazz is a complete lifestyle, something that you feel, something that you live.
Listen to Ray Brown play, "Sweet Georgia Brown":

3. John Coltrane 
I start in the middle of a sentence & move both directions at once.
Listen to John Coltrane play, "Lazy Bird":

4. Chick Corea 
Only play what you hear. If you don't hear anything, don't play anything.
Listen to Chick Corea play, "Windows":

5. Stan Getz 
I cannot play a lie. I have to believe in what I play or it won't come out.
Listen to Stan Getz play, "But Beautiful":

Final Thoughts
Hopefully the quotes inform the music and vice versa. However, more-so than music, the quotes can inform our mentality on life.

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