Sunday, June 08, 2014

Jazz Quotes -

Sometimes some of the best players have a way of summing up music and jazz in a way that really hits home. It's like a good solo - a message that tells you all that you need to hear. I love Jazz Quotes and follow all kinds of sites on Twitter and the Web. There is something about hearing from the greats that I really enjoy, because often enough the characteristics of their words mirror the way you hear them play. is a fantastic site. Type in Jazz and you have 28 odd full pages of quotes by all kinds of people on the subject. In fact you can type Saxophone or anything else and lots of interesting things come up. It's a really nice resource.

Here are some of the gems:

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.

Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say.

The cool thing is that jazz is really a wonderful example of the great characteristics of Buddhism and great characteristics of the human spirit. Because in jazz we share, we listen to each other, we respect each other, we are creating in the moment. At our best, we're non-judgmental.

I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls.

There are countless more. Check out

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