Author: Norman Granz - American - Musician

Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough.-Norman Granz
[ Amsterdam Area Because Been Economic Enough Exposed Haven Japan Jazz Million More Must Only Profitable Really Sense Successful Than Where] [Norman Granz]

As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what I think the majority of people will enjoy.-Norman Granz
[ Democracy Enjoy Give Long Majority Think Will] [Norman Granz]

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.-Norman Granz
[ Able Band Because Big Duke Ella Go Having Matter Might Names Nightclubs Now Own Strictly Talents Their Where Work] [Norman Granz]

Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks.-Norman Granz
[ Arranger Does Ellington Leader Movie Musician Sound Tracks Well Writer] [Norman Granz]

For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.-Norman Granz
[ Albums Jazz Kind Ones Only Philharmonic Their Were Years] [Norman Granz]

Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.-Norman Granz
[ Any Being Country Duke Ella Europe Germany Interested Probably Reaction Richest Take Television Their Weren Western Yet] [Norman Granz]

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt they could justifiably continue to create.-Norman Granz
[ Allowed Artists Continue Could Create Felt Justifiably Long Play] [Norman Granz]

I don't know who's 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.-Norman Granz
[ Fan Going Hence Jazz Know Old Today Years] [Norman Granz]

I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it's a matter of dealing with reality. It's purely peripheral and, in many cases, it's just a facade.-Norman Granz
[ Cases Civil Dealing Development Facade Just Many Matter Myth Peripheral Purely Reality Rights Say Supposed] [Norman Granz]

I don't think I will ever do any tours again in the United States. I rather think that that's over with.-Norman Granz
[ Again Any Ever Over Rather States Think Tours United Will] [Norman Granz]

I don't think that jazz, as any kind of an art form, has any permanence attached to it, apart from the practitioners of it.-Norman Granz
[ Any Apart Art Attached Form Jazz Kind Permanence Practitioners Think] [Norman Granz]

I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan.-Norman Granz
[ Am Doing Fan Jazz Something Sound Special Tremendously Want] [Norman Granz]

I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe.-Norman Granz
[ Europe Find Live More Myself Peace] [Norman Granz]

I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas.-Norman Granz
[ Areas Artists Certain Easier Made Many Play] [Norman Granz]

I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year, and in many cases, as many as six.-Norman Granz
[ Cases Concert Continue Four Least Many Six Still Tours Year] [Norman Granz]

I'm concerned with trend. I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now.-Norman Granz
[ Come Concerned Fans Jazz Know Now Trend Where Will Years] [Norman Granz]

I'm talking as a professional impresario. I'm not judging anybody at all.-Norman Granz
[ Anybody Impresario Judging Professional Talking] [Norman Granz]

If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good.-Norman Granz
[ Barbra Combination Duke Ellington Good Might Put Say Streisand Were] [Norman Granz]

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe, they're hardly teenagers.-Norman Granz
[ Audiences Europe Even Hardly Look Teenagers] [Norman Granz]

In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently. So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland.-Norman Granz
[ Decided Europe Going Live Moved Permanently Switzerland] [Norman Granz]

Jazz was uplifted by what I did.-Norman Granz
[ Did Jazz Uplifted] [Norman Granz]

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire.-Norman Granz
[ Artists Function Genuine Producer Repertoire] [Norman Granz]

My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business.-Norman Granz
[ Business Juices Needed Record Restoring Sabbatical] [Norman Granz]

Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent.-Norman Granz
[ Basis Evaluate Go Networks Out Really Simply Sponsors Talent Will] [Norman Granz]

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price.-Norman Granz
[ Allow Concerts Economic Fashion Festival Gives Jazz More Names Now Picture Price Same States Them Today Too Tour Used Which] [Norman Granz]

The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.-Norman Granz
[ Bands Big Dancing First History Jazz Played Shows Singing Then] [Norman Granz]

The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz.-Norman Granz
[ Also Hearing Jazz Knowing Music Pop Public Soaking Up Without] [Norman Granz]

The record companies are interested in the kind of sales they can get from the rock groups.-Norman Granz
[ Companies Get Groups Interested Kind Record Rock Sales] [Norman Granz]

There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards.-Norman Granz
[ Admit Artists Being Less Many Others Own Personal Present Presented Standards Than Think Warrant] [Norman Granz]

There are very few groups that really stay together. The leaders of groups make enough money to be able to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year.-Norman Granz
[ Able Afford Enough Few Groups Leaders Make Maximum Money Really Stay Together Very Weeks Work Year] [Norman Granz]

To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia. I've been doing that for 20 years.-Norman Granz
[ After Baltimore Been Better Bit Doing London Madrid Newark Next Philadelphia Play Playing Than Today Warsaw Week Years] [Norman Granz]

When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find.-Norman Granz
[ America Biggest Concerts Could Doing Find Jazz Names Use Would] [Norman Granz]

You will always find a few people in any area that would like things done completely their way.-Norman Granz
[ Always Any Area Completely Done Few Find Their Things Way Will Would] [Norman Granz]