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    I was interested in Armstrong to begin with because he is the most important figure in Jazz in the 20th Century. There's simply no question about it. I mean, if you're going to compare him to somebody, it's Shakespeare in terms of centrality of the tradition, in being at the beginning of it.

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    I was introduced to jazz, and that's become a basic concern and passion of mine ever since.

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    I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.

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    I wasn't a trained Mickey Mouse club performer. I played in jazz clubs and restaurants.

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    I was unfashionable before anyone knew who I was.

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    I wasn't so interested in being paid. I wanted to be heard. That's why I'm broke.

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    I was very adamant about not being called a jazz singer, but now I've embraced it. The way I approach music is through jazz, so I'm a jazz singer.

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    I was totally into jazz in my teens.

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    I was used to dancing, but only when someone told you what to do. So in the nightclub I was all over the place, I combined everything. Street dance, modern dance, a bit of jazz and ballet, I was Twyla Tharp, I was Alvin Ailey, I was Michael Jackson. I didn't care, I was free.

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    Jane Monheit is skyrocketing up the jazz charts. By next year, we won't be able to get her.

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    I would love to make a real jazz album someday because I never have. But that's something I'm not in a rush to do.

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    I would like to be a scholar in whatever I do, a scholar is never finished, he is always seeking and I am always seeking.

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    Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.

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    Jazz is like a great blues band that fell down the stairs

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    Jazz can be so serious, no sense of humor.

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    Jazz has the ability to absorb & transform influences from diverse musical styles.

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    Jazz is a constant theme in my life. My father is a jazz pianist, and from an early age I have been surrounded by it.

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    Jazz is an Uncle Tom word. They should stop using that word for selling. I told George Wein the other day that he should stop using it.

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    Jazz is like a telescope, and a lot of other music is like a microscope.

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    Jazz is not the format where I want to stay, but it really is a starting point for me.

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    Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.

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    Jazz isn't dead yet. It's the underpinning of everything in this country. Whether it's a Broadway show, or fusion, or right on through classical music, if it's coming out of the U.S., it's not going to survive unless it's got some jazz influence.

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    Jazz is one of the best things that you can find in your life, it can always be your friend.

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

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    Jazz: Music invented for the torture of imbeciles.

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    Jazz was born out of the whiskey bottle, was raised on marijiana, and will expire on cocaine.

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    Jazz is about freedom within discipline.

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    Jazz, for me, is a closed circuit, like the term baroque in the world of classical music.

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    Jazz is a beautiful word. I love it.

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    Jazz is America's classical music.

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    Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.

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    Jazz is freedom. You think about that.

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    Jazz is like blues with a shot of heroin!

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    Jazz is not a 'form' but a collection of tags and tricks.

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    Jazz is part folk art, part progressive art.

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    Jazz is restless. It won't stay put & it never will.

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

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    Jazz is the continual pulsation of the now.

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    Jazz is the favorite music [of America]. It is a type of music invented by [American] Blacks to please their primitive tendencies and desire for noise.

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    Jazz is the music of unemployment.

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    Jazz music by its very nature is just a conglomerate of a lot of different kinds of music.

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    Jazz musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere.

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    Jazz music just resonates with the frequency of me.

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    Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don't have to think about it too much.

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    Jazz shouldn't have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that's required to sound like jazz. For me, the word 'jazz' means, 'I dare you.'

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    "Jazz" to begin with, is a really bad word... all the true musicians that really play jazz, jazz is the worst word for it. Jazz is a process. Jazz is a creative process. It's not so much a genre, but a way of expression.

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    Jazz comes from a tradition where it swings. Swing was the main ingredient of jazz. And once it loses the swing...well, that's it.

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    Jazz demands that you bring to it things that are valuable to you, that are personal to you.

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    Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate in order to get the most out of it. You must absorb it.

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    Jazz is one of the few things you can do in society and express yourself freely and creatively.