Sunday, July 17, 2016

Jazz Quotes 7

This week I wanted to go back to my series of inspiring quotes.

Alice Coltrane

Jazz Quotes 7

1. Alice Coltrane
The music is within your heart, your soul, your spirit, and this is all I did when I sat at the piano. I just go within. 

Listen to "Earth":

2. Charlie Haden
If you strive to become a good human being, with the qualities of generosity, humility and having reverence for life...just maybe you'll become a good musician. 

Listen to "The Moon Song":

3. Ornette Coleman
It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.

Listen to "Buddha Blues":

4. Steve Lacy
Whoever has an original thing to say is a sort of threat to the status quo.

Listen to "Alone Together":

5. Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do everything possible.  

Listen to "Caravan":

Final Thoughts:
I hope these quotes can give us all newfound wisdom and motivation.

Duke Ellington

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