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Jazz Quotes Page 2

If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.
Lou Reed
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and it's a tribute to Woody's love of jazz that he will perform this benefit.
John Nugent
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Interpretative dances and songs, ranging from rap to jazz to modern, make up the full-length musical, which lasts for an hour and 30 minutes.
Sheila Gamo
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Herbie Hancock
Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
Herbie Hancock
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Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking. . . . the new inventive phrases we make up to describe things -- all that to me is jazz just as much as the music we play.
Nina Simone
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Jazz is cultural music in New Orleans. It's part of the fabric of everyday life, and everybody knows the music. It's always going to be a part of it.
Donald Harrison
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For Peter, jazz was more than just a form of music, it was a way of looking at life.
David Westin
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That's a pretty tall order, ... I don't want to sound too grandiose or that I can represent jazz [in its entirety]. But as one of few remaining people from that period [the heyday of bebop during the '40s and '50s], I want to represent myself and the kind of musicians from that period, so that people who are new to the music can say, 'These people were good; they aren't just a bunch of old moldy figs.'
Sonny Rollins
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If you just deliver a new operating system, that's not very interesting. In order to get the necessary jazz, there needs to be other stuff. If partners come out with new form factors, services and applications, they can claim that computing is new and different, and create more buzz.
Roger Kay
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Robert Cray
In order to play jazz, you have to be able to play the blues.
Robert Cray
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As the years went by and jazz got more popular and social conditions changed, you were able to have jazz as a topic introduced into the music curriculum in universities, ... I think that one thing that hip-hop and jazz have in common is that they are both coming out of the minority subculture and we've faced some of the same problems. They are attacked in different ways . . . but they are a minority in a majority culture, so they are unfortunately discriminated against by the larger portion of the majority community.
Sonny Rollins
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We're trying to keep the jazz tradition alive.
Bob Thomas
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We were right on the margins of society. Who really cared about jazz?
Sonny Rollins
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They're a physical team. They don't do a lot of jazz and all that stuff. They run the ball right at you, just sort of say, 'Come and get it.' We like that, because that's our type of style. I'm looking forward to this game. It gives us a chance to see where some guys are mentally and physically as far as toughness.
Brennan Schmidt
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Part of it is going to be how you define jazz.
Gary Bongiovanni
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There's certainly jazz there, but you've got Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett and everything else there.
Gary Bongiovanni
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If you are a jazz lover, this is a must-see performance.
Sara Williams
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These may be the most structured arrangements we?ve ever worked with. A lot of jazz is in combos and we sort of jam our way through. But this stuff, for the most part everything is notated.
Tom Freeman
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He's a fabulous musician. It's unbelievable what he can do on a piano. He'll play anything - classic, jazz, rock and roll. If he hears a song, he can play it. And he'll do it with a flare. He's got a little showmanship to him.
Tim Olson
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Louis Armstrong
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.
Louis Armstrong
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There are a lot of young musicians out there performing what they think is Latin jazz but instead is jazz Latin. And there's a difference. Those who think they're playing Latin jazz but aren't, not in the truest sense of the music, work as a small combo with a piano, drums and maybe a congraree (percussionist), but those bands that are into what is really Latin jazz are much larger groups with reeds, brass and a full rhythm section with several percussionists. There will always be Latin jazz. My mission is to keep it alive.
Eddie Palmieri
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As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.
Edgar Winter
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[Does Piazza feel jazz is an acquired taste?] If by 'acquired taste' you mean that jazz resists immediate enjoyment, I'm not sure I agree, ... But an active understanding of the ways in which the musicians make sense together, as opposed to a more passive way of enjoying the music, does take time to acquire, and I hope Understanding Jazz will give its readers insights that will make the music come alive for them in all its depth and excitement, which is intellectual as well as sensual, reflective as well as driving and exciting.
Tom Piazza
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I've made rock records, classical records, jazz records, dub records. It always surprises me that people's own listening taste ranges from pop to hip-hop to jazz to rock, but if you're a musician who's been successful in one style, people won't let you have broader musical interests. It's ridiculous, really.
Tom Bailey
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He mixed the British music hall tradition with an American taste for jazz, sex and money,
Ira Goldstein
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Billie Holiday
[4. Dianne Reeves She supplies the lush jazz vocals in] Good Night, and Good Luck ... Billie & Me.
Billie Holiday
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The thing with Jazz is that it's kind of like a risk takers kind of music.
Tom Smith
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Herbie Hancock
I was a jazz purist at the time, I had tunnel vision about jazz and classical music,
Herbie Hancock
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We wanted to jazz up the pants more.
Dave Witty
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My whole contention, and my feeling in general about radio is, not just jazz radio, or smooth jazz radio, or whatever-radio in general is, I would like to see a little more variety within each one station.
David Sanborn
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