Best 720 of Jazz quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henri Matisse

There are wonderful things in Jazz, the improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Kikoski

For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jack Womack

Not long after we started working for him I asked Bernard if he thought Thatcher was evil,'I said. 'He said it was like asking what jazz is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jaco Pastorius

Trumpets! Can you bring your... uh... extracurricular tubing necessities next rehearsal?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arturo Sandoval

Blow your life through your horn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Herbie Hancock

It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Yanow

Unlike anything heard before. This is jazz for the 21st century.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carol Friedman

Many of the jazz musicians whom are no longer here. You don't realize that it's history when it is happening and then time passes and you look at a picture and you say "Wow, there is history attached to that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

S. E. Hinton

You know the rules. No jazz before a rumble.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Forrest

He would forget everybody's name, so everybody was called 'Pops'.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tom Harrell

Jazz is such a powerful cultural statement that it's almost as if it's intertwined with society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fats Waller

If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mose Allison

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Setzer

My D'Angelico is a jazz archtop guitar. That guitar was made for Glenn Miller's guitar player in 1939. It's a '39 D'Angelico New Yorker.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chet Atkins

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sartre Jean Paul

Toca el jazz; no hay melodía, sólo notas, una miríada de breves sacudidas. No conocen reposo; un orden inflexible las genera y destruye; sin dejarles nunca tiempo para recobrarse, para existir por sí. Corren, se apiñan, me dan al pasar un golpe seco y se aniquilan. Me gustaría retenerlas, pero sé que si llegara a detener una, sólo quedaría entre mis dedos un sonido canallesco y languideciente. Tengo que aceptar su muerte; hasta debo querer esta muerte; conozco pocas impresiones más ásperas o más fuertes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Brubeck

Don't be a perfectionist... leave that to the classical musicians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wynton Marsalis

And that's the soulful thing about playing: you offer something to somebody. You don't know if they'll like it, but you offer it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Fred Wesley Jr.

Those people obviously don't know who I think I am.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nathan Reese Maher

Do we not each dream of dreams? Do we not dance on the notes of lost memories? Then are we not each dreamers of tomorrow and yesterday, since dreams play when time is askew? Are we not all adrift in the constant sea of trial and when all is done, do we not all yearn for ships to carry us home?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlos Santana

I can show you that I have played with just about every jazz musician, every African musician, every blues musician. It's not like I'm cashing in on a false concept. This is what I do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jelly Roll Morton

My contributions were many: First clown director, with witty sayings and flashily dressed, now called master of ceremonies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stan Getz

Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jazz Feylynn

Every bloody mark had assassinated my writing along the way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Mangione

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Lynch

To me, jazz is the closest thing to insanity that there is in music.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Malcolm Cowley

Everywhere was the atmosphere of a long debauch that had to end; the orchestras played too fast, the stakes were too high at the gambling tables, the players were so empty, so tired, secretly hoping to vanish together into sleep and ... maybe wake on a very distant morning and hear nothing, whatever, no shouting or crooning, find all things changed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Karen Black

I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player

By Anonym 13 Sep

Donovan Bailey

I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the '60s and '70s.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dizzy Gillespie

Men have died for this music. You can't get more serious than that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dexter Gordon

I hope we left you with something to put under your pillows.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Mingus

They're singing your praises while stealing your phrases.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Duke Ellington

If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Kottke

All bad jazz sounds like Woody Woodpecker.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Myers

What separates great jazz musicians from average ones is Taste. Those who have taste consistently choose notes, tempos, timbres and voicings that seduce and satisfy attentive listeners.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Threadgill

If you go back to the roots of jazz, it was all about COLLECTIVE improvisation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Max Roach

Monk encouraged me to emancipate the drums from their subservient role as timekeepers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Braxton

Is jazz a rhythm, or is it a vibration?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jan Hammer

Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Branford Marsalis

It's something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Branford Marsalis

Jazz is so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jelly Roll Morton

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Granz

For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Kao

Jazz has to work. It has to play with the audience and with the marketplace. I think that is relevant to business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Mingus

Jazz music is a language of the emotions.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jazz Feylynn

His eyes, if anything, gleamed even more bright, having found the treasure he sought.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Kao

Companies have to take risks to get new knowledge, in a manner similar to how jazz musicians take risks when they go after a new approach to a tune or a performance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Van Morrison

Jazz was always cool. That was what I liked about jazz - it was always cool. Now I see the cats that were basically cool getting kind of uncool. So that ruins what I feel about jazz.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tommy Dorsey

Bebop has set music back twenty years.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Keith Emerson

I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.