Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jazz quotes 9

This week I wanted to share more jazz quotes to inspire us through the summer days.

1. "Just in Time" - Nina Simone

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.

2. "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" - John Coltrane

I start from one point and go as far as possible. But, unfortunately, I never lose my way. I 'localize,' which is to say that I think always in a given space. I rarely think of the whole of a solo, and only very briefly. I always return to the small part of the solo that I was in the process of playing.

3. "Moody's Mood For Love" - James Moody

I've done what I've done but it's not enough. I'm a student of jazz and there's just so much more to learn.

4. "How About You" - Bill Evans

Intuition has to lead knowledge, but it can't be out there alone.

5. "And Then She Stopped" - Dizzy Gillespie

They're not particular about whether you're playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it.

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