Jazz Quotes 4
1. Count Basie
The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves.
Listen to Count Basie play, "Corner Pocket":
Jazz is a complete lifestyle, something that you feel, something that you live.
Listen to Ray Brown play, "Sweet Georgia Brown":
I start in the middle of a sentence & move both directions at once.
Listen to John Coltrane play, "Lazy Bird":
Only play what you hear. If you don't hear anything, don't play anything.
Listen to Chick Corea play, "Windows":
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":
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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