Saturday, January 03, 2009

Famous Jazz Quotes

“A jazz musician is not a jazz musician when he or she is eating dinner or when he or she is with his parents or spouse or neighbors. He’s above all a human being . . . the true artform is being a human being.” - Herbie Hancock

Here's a nice idea by Matthew Mullenweg, a founding developer of WordPress who has added a section to his site dedicated to famous jazz quotations. He has collected quotes from different sources and categorised them by musician. Apart from the more humorous ones, some of them are very beautiful and I think there is plenty to be learnt from these too.

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being … When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups … I want to speak to their souls.” - John Coltrane

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