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Jazz Quotes Page 5

It's not really jazz. This is scarier. That's why I want to do it.
Steve Willis
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Jazz is capable of doing much more than depicting the dope fiend and the drunk and the slinky gal. In our show there are many very funny sequences where we were able to use jazz as it can be used-in a happy way.
Henry Mancini
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Something was still there, that something that distinguishes an artist from a performer: the revealing of self. Here I be. Not for long, but here I be. In sensing her mortality, we sensed our own.
Studs Terkel
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Ralph Ellison
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
Ralph Ellison
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Intimate singing had a wonderful style in the '30s and '40s. It came out of Broadway and the jazz of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday. But Sinatra created the best romantic era that we've ever had.
Tony Benn,
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There was extensive damage to the grandstand and the stable areas. And as it turns out, the Jazz Fest uses just about every square inch of those areas.
Randy Soth
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Ray Nagin
The sounds of New Orleans were jazz, people laughing, people eating a good meal, ... And now the sounds of New Orleans are helicopters and army vehicles. This is almost surreal.
Ray Nagin
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Jazz in New Orleans - that's what the world loves.
Renaud Vabres
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Rick Adelman
The Jazz were the aggressors and they took the game over and we just caved in. We came out and gave it to them. We didn't guard them. We turned it over and we just waited for something to happen instead of trying to make it happen.
Rick Adelman
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Jack Nicholson
The blues and jazz will live forever, ... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
Jack Nicholson
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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.
James Moody
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[Fats Waller's talent outstripped even his girth. He was the most celebrated of all stride pianists, the first jazz musician to record on the organ, the composer of hundreds of songs and a master singer and showman who could find high comedy in the most mundane pop tunes.] Some little people have music in them, ... but Fats was all music, and you know how big he was.
James Johnson
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The year kicks off with the efforts on Jazz.
Robert Milton
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It is also jazz mass. It is in jazz idiom. There are definitely some Latin-based pieces.
Joe Negri
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Our whole dynamic is kind of based around that push and pull. Marco is a very skilled jazz musician and I'm rock oriented. When we first started out, that's the way it was, he was very jazz, and I was very rock, and I think that's what has made the sound and the album special. But we've evolved to retain both of those features within ourselves as a result of playing together.
Joe Russo
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[At a spry 72 with five decades of innovative performing now behind him, does Zawinul know where jazz itself is heading?] I have no idea, ... but as a good improviser, I know where it is not: the past.
Joe Zawinul
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I'm looking forward to seeing how things really are going to expand. The jazz festival was competing with Arts, Beats & Eats in Pontiac, and losing some audience, but this ought to do it.
John Price
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Friday and Saturday, we bring in bands that are well known around town. Mostly in the jazz genre.
Paul Taylor
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I think that he is one of the most unique voices in all of jazz. Nobody sounds like him.
John Scofield
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To me, a jazz venue is what's playing there. I once saw something amazing at the Gilded Balloon during the Festival, which really stuck in my head. That's why I don't really see the Jam House as fitting in anywhere in particular in the Edinburgh jazz scene - the clubs all do different things.
Jools Holland
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He loves jazz and plays clarinet and trumpet,
Poncho Sanchez
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I started laughing and said 'Guys, I think (Latin jazz) is over the hump,'
Poncho Sanchez
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I started on timbales. I had a friend who had a little Latin jazz band. His father made the timbales for us, so I learned to play on them.
Poncho Sanchez
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I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.
Karen Black
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It incorporates all these different styles of jazz, from modern to traditional, so the audience feels that they get a whole smattering of diverse styles of jazz,
Kate Baker
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It's hard to top this. There is no bigger deal in jazz.
Nathan Lane
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Louis Armstrong
If you have to ask, then you'll never know (when asked 'what is jazz?')
Louis Armstrong
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It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
David Baker
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Well, I guess my unease with that is... I'm always a little uneasy with that phrase - smooth jazz, as opposed to what?
David Sanborn
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Herbie Hancock
I wasn't concerned about jazz - that's just one of the tools.
Herbie Hancock
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