Ralph Allen - I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.
[ Jazz Listen Mainly Mainstream]
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Mukesh Ambani - You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
[ Follow Get Imperfect Improvising Jazz Just Least Music Play Searching Since Solo Sometimes Sort Thing Thought Train Trying Way]
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Leon Askin - Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.
[ Basic Basically Jazz Just Melody Off Rhythm Riff Riffs Then Think Time Timing Well Writing Your]
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Elvis Costello - The blues is the foundation, and it's got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock 'n' roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
[ Blues Carry Foundation Got Jazz Other Part Rock Roll Scene Top Walls]
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Charles Cotton - All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
[ Blues Classic Em Jazz Lot Players Sang]
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John Cotton - As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.
[ Concerned Essentials Far Improvisation Instrumental Invention Jazz Melodic Personality Swing]
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Jim Courier - I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.
[ Every Goes Good Improvised Jazz Job Just Material Music Night Play See Some Try Well Where]
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Thomas Coventry - My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
[ Always Armstrong Been Classic Cole Influences Jack Jazz King Louis Main Nat Players Sang]
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Noel Coward - The jazz boom was goin' on then so there was a lot happenin' in New York at that time.
[ Boom Goin Jazz Lot New Then Time York]
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Abraham Crowley - Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
[ Brown Circles Clifford Considered Ever Greatest Jazz Lived Player Probably Trumpet]
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Tom Cruise - I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.
[ Classical Jazz Listen Mainline Music]
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Ani DiFranco - I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
[ Built Jazz Last Learned Music Symphony Uncle]
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Edsger Dijkstra - In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
[ Almost Atmosphere Audience Church Completely Event Everyone Felt Jazz Meeting Members Musicians Part Quiet Respectful Sermon Temple Tune Were Where Whole]
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Trent Dilfer - In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
[ Ahead Bass Compliments Doing Drummer Guitarist Jazz Listen Pianist Play Player Simultaneously Something Then Thinking]
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Ernest Dimnet - We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
[ Beauty Both Common Country Dreams Family French Getting Had Having Idyllic Interests Jazz Language Leading Life Living Love Married Shared Tremendous]
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Donald Freed - There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.
[ Editing Improvisation Jazz Just Procedures Talks]
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Conrad Hall - If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.
[ Ask Jazz Know Never]
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Daryl Hall - The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
[ Gone Important Jazz Memory Musician Things]
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Ernest Istook - At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.
[ Answered Bits Called Could Deep Every Fun Imagine Jazz Literature Nine Pieces Plays Poetry Point Possibly Question Show Space Stuff Theatrical Thing Things Where]
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Charles King - I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with.
[ Album Always Connection Get Jazz Know Making Over Play Played Smooth So-Called Soul Stations Would]
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Richard King - People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play.
[ Acid Always Been Caught Characterized Defining Jazz Listen Music Play Playing Smooth Style Type Up]
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John Lukacs - It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
[ Even Finds Individual Jazz Musician Rare Voice]
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Robert Wilson Lynd - I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.
[ Hate Jazz Play Rather Rock Roll]
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Paul Lynde - If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music.
[ Am Any Jazz Music Playing]
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Sophie Marceau - Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
[ Action Animation Classical Closer Give Hell Jazz Kind Live Some Stage Structure Talking Than Will Writers]
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Heather Mills - I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing Jazz whether I like it or not.
[ Admit Clark Hate Jazz Playing Stanley Whether]
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Julius Sterling Morton - Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
[ England Enjoy Good Here Jazz Live More Pace Slower Things Time]
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Samuel George Morton - Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don't have to think about it too much.
[ Extroverted Happy Jazz Much Music Play Sort Think Too]
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David Neeleman - And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
[ Band During Jazz Played School Three Well Years]
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Craig T. Nelson - I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.
[ Away Completely Drum Ed Everything Flat Freak Jazz Play Set Snare Teacher Then Tilt Too Totally Up Will Your]
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Bill Pullman - I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
[ Course Definite Fast Had Jazz Kick Loud Naturally Play Played Pop Pops Punch Real Smoothly Those Tunes Understand Wanted]
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Jacques Santer - I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio - much to my parent's disapproval.
[ Broke Disapproval England Jazz Listen Living Much Off Parent Radio Really Remember Room Small Sneaking Still Through]
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Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. - I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.
[ Beat Contemporary Ends Jazz Listen Mixture Odds Old Pop Some Stuff Various World]
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Joe Schmidt - My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.
[ Along Best Better Blues Influences Jazz Known Later Musicians Period Players Pop Primary Same Some Time Well Were]
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Sue Simmons - One of the things I like about jazz, kid, is I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you?
[ Going Happen Jazz Kid Know Next Things]
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John M. Smith - I stayed with them for about a year up there and, at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place.
[ Blues Called Club Hat High Island Jazz Long Night Over Place Stayed Them Up Which Worked Year]
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Amy Tan - As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
[ Am Career Cats Change Desire Entertain Folks Had Jazz Planet Playing Pleasure Progressed Really]
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- I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.
[ Been Fantastic Guitarist Harmonica Invited Jazz Player Trio]
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- I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to.
[ Beck Great Guitarist Jazz Jeff Listen Playing Some Thing Turn Won]
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- Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.
[ Africa America American Art Connect Countries Damn Form Instance Jazz Known Musical Other Over Seen Thing Try World]
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- You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church.
[ Because Blues Church Come Jazz Keep Learned Modern Rhythm Rock Started Where]
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- I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener.
[ After Best End Every Gallery Got Hear How Jazz Just Knew Left Listen Listener Note Play Probably Started Still Working World]
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- When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
[ Absorb Best Everything Go Jazz Just Listen Live Much Music Records Studying Teacher Thing Though]
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- I'm saddened to see that everyone's pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can't be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn't mean that we can't listen to jazz.
[ Baby Bath Because Both Classical Could Everyone Jazz Just Listen Mean Music Other Out Pitched Saddened Say See]
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- They always say that jazz doesn't sell, but it's a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out.
[ Always Because Consistently Does Jazz Lie Out Say Sell Sells Year]
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- Well, jazz is to me, a complete lifestyle. It's bigger than a word. It's a much bigger force than just something that you can say. It's something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live.
[ Bigger Complete Feel Force Jazz Just Lifestyle Live Much Say Something Than Well Word]
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- I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again.
[ Again Audience Been Bought Coming Exchanging Had Happy Increasingly Jazz Just Nervous Only Purchase Rock Steadily Their Were]
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- A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm.
[ Beat Changing Dynamic Jazz Rhythm]
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- By its very nature, no one person can ever be the center of jazz.
[ Center Ever Jazz Nature Person Very]
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- I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities.
[ Accurate Democracy Film Future Into Jazz Kind Look Made Model Our Possibilities Redemptive See Tells Think Through Tries Us]
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- I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on.
[ Could Cover Day Even Every Films Going Jazz Know New Publication Put Read Reading Reviews Single Their Them Though Times Wanted York]
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- Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.
[ Accurate America Century Curiously Jazz Very]
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- Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
[ American Armstrong Century Did Einstein Important Jazz Louis Most Music Person Physics Quite Say Simply]
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- The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts.
[ Arts Contribution Country Genius Great Improvisation Jazz Our Reflects]
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- The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice.
[ Could Finished Hours Jazz Justice Last Resolve Spend Still Stories Years]
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- We're having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz?
[ Going Happened Hard Having Jazz Time Understanding Where]
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- Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
[ Being Capable Certainly Common Discovering Experiences Field Freedom Hear Improvising Jazz Join Landscape More Musical Musicians New Someone Travelers Wander Want Whatever]
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- Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
[ Album Albums Been Coltrane Good Jazz John Lately Listening Love Metal New Pat Some Still Though]
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- I think that the jazzy approach that I have is based on the way that I hear music and in the way I play a supporting role to the other people in the band.
[ Approach Band Based Hear Jazzy Music Other Play Role Supporting Think Way]
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- What I see for the band by the end of this year is the Complex live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. I want my guys to be comfortable. I'm certainly not in this for the money, but I'd really like to see my guys make some money off of this stuff.
[ Band Certainly Comfortable Complex End Festival Guys Jazz Live Make Money Off Really See Some Stuff Want Year]
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- What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.
[ Approach Blues Country Different Forth Good Jazz Makes Man Music Special Them Things Utility]
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- I don't know if I have enough guts to do a whole standard jazz record.
[ Enough Guts Jazz Know Record Standard Whole]
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- I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
[ African Am American Artist Because Famous Jazz]
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- So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.
[ Clubs Country Into Jazz Over Performed Went]
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- As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe.
[ Dave Dizzy Go Jazz Kid Oscar Players See Stan Used]
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- Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical.
[ Classical First French Horn Jazz Then Took Years]
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- Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
[ After Differently Each Jazz Music Night Note Only Played Same Time Which]
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- I recorded my first jazz record in the '70s.
[ First Jazz Record Recorded]
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- I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That's always a challenge.
[ Always Challenge Challenges Come Excellence Go Incredible Into Jazz Level Players Studio Their These Think Up]
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- I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio.
[ Jazz Pedigree Radio Think]
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- I wanted to make a jazz record. I didn't want it to be a standards record.
[ Jazz Make Record Standards Want Wanted]
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- I've always loved jazz.
[ Always Jazz Loved]
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- I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey.
[ Always Barbara Been Did Jazz Journey Record Wanted]
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- It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense.
[ Cerebral Jazz Mathematical More Seems Sense]
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- Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record.
[ Been Decide Friendly Jazz Lot Make Pop Radio Record Singers Talked Very]
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- Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning.
[ Been Beginning Jazz Possibly Should Singer]
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- The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration.
[ Doing Duration Jazz Month September Women]
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- When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else.
[ Almost Become Body Deeply Else Feels Felt Force Get Had Happen Happened Into Jazz Moved Music Only Pop Sang Singing Some Someone Song Things]
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- Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.
[ Classical Culture Jazz Love Minority Music Our Popular Position Really Same Small Very]
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- And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.
[ After Arrangements Chamber Even Group Had Jazz Last Opportunity Orchestra Over Quartet Symphony Ten Work Write Years]
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- That's the thing about jazz: it's free flowing, it comes from your soul.
[ Comes Flowing Free Jazz Soul Thing Your]
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- The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas.
[ Any Artist Does Ideas Jazz Judge Man Project Thing]
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- I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.
[ Abstract Been European Expressionism Influences Jazz Major More Movies Than Think Writers]
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- I wanted to play some more grown-up music - jazz.
[ Grown-Up Jazz More Music Play Some Wanted]
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- Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
[ Jazz Learned Taught Writing]
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- I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.
[ Classical Jazz Kinds Love Many Music Pop World]
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- It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
[ America Anyone Believe Expresses Jazz Monstrous Primitive Rhythm Savage Seems Should]
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- The way that I got involved with microtonal music was, frankly, through jazz.
[ Frankly Got Involved Jazz Music Through Way]
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- By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
[ Always Associate Been Daughter Jazz Kind Large Man Want Your]
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- If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world.
[ Beginnings Compared Earliest Experiments Jazz Latest Limited Music Rather Rest Scope Still Styles Takes World]
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- Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
[ Around Creates Ear Him His Jazz Musician Out Own Play Style Styles Word]
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- I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.
[ Bass Classical Country Drums Exciting Explore Great Jazz Just Love Music Myself Pianist Player Pretty Regard]
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- I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
[ Ever Greatest Guitarist Jazz Lived Montgomery Think]
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- If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you're playing rock, you use a pick. There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than that's just the way it has been.
[ Been Fingers Jazz Just Other Pick Play Playing Really Reason Rhyme Rock Than Then Use Way Your]
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- Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling.
[ Analyze Because Bugs Children Explain Feeling Intellectual Jazz Part Really Reason Theorem Therefore Translate Try Why Words]
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- Change is always happening. That's one of the wonderful things about jazz music.
[ Always Change Happening Jazz Music Things Wonderful]
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- The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.
[ Day Great How Improviser Jazz Know Music Over Read]
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- In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form.
[ Centuries Classical Cycle Development End Exploring Form Gotten History Jazz Living Mirror Music Now Original Small Terms Through Way While]
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- Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
[ Affair Age Became Children Continued Elders Jazz Less Over Party Sequel Taken Though Youth]
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- Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas.
[ Bill Book Boundaries Canvas Color Crossed Evans His Jazz Over Pianist Piano Real Serious Terms Used]
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- Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.
[ Appreciate Better Boxing Jazz Less]
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- You know, it's funny... when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician.
[ Funny Good Jazz Know Making Money Musician Now Playing Think]
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- I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
[ American Baseball Biographies Condition Contemporary Happened Human Into Jazz Just Literature Sci-Fi Something Write Writers]
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- I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
[ Around Best Billy Cats Dvds Floor Friends Jazz Lie Watch]
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- To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks, in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
[ Acoustic Bill Heart Jazz Kit Musical Playing]
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- From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character.
[ African Americans Banking Blood Character Contributions Culture Influenced Jazz Justice Modern Molded National Our Shaped Social Subway]
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- The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
[ Adult Contemporary Jazz Music New Nice Rise Smooth Surprise Whole]
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- Coltrane was moving out of jazz into something else. And certainly Miles Davis was doing the same thing.
[ Certainly Coltrane Davis Doing Else Into Jazz Miles Moving Out Same Something Thing]
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- The only element of jazz that I keep is improvisation.
[ Element Improvisation Jazz Keep Only]
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- There's a certain phraseology involved in jazz, and I've moved away from that.
[ Away Certain Involved Jazz Moved]
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- Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
[ Architecture City Each Happen Improvise Jazz Liquid Make Might Off Other Play Something Think Together Trying Understand Way Work]
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- Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
[ Best Improvise Jazz Life Lot]
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- As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
[ Art Conversation Far Form Give Interaction Jazz Other Playing Satisfaction Spontaneous Than]
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- You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.
[ Angles Camera Death Get Jazz Rehearse]
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- We didn't go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.
[ Any Bands Blues Go Jazz Led Music Other Rock Rolling Sounded Stones Want Zeppelin]
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- I like a lot of electronica. I like older jazz rather than newer.
[ Electronica Jazz Lot Newer Older Rather Than]
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- I'm really getting to appreciate traditional jazz now - the New Orleans stuff - a lot more than I did before.
[ Appreciate Before Did Getting Jazz Lot More New Now Orleans Really Stuff Than Traditional]
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- In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.
[ European Influence Jazz Lot]
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- Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.
[ Beginning Dreams Expressed Feelings Hopes Jazz Living Music Since]
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- What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word - I love it.
[ Beautiful Because Call Doing Jazz Love Prefer Word]
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- The way that we imitate each others' riffs is something that other bands don't do as much. If we're jamming with a jazz band, or I am jamming with a jazz band, I have to catch myself, the tendency is always to do that.
[ Always Am Band Bands Catch Each Imitate Jamming Jazz Much Myself Other Others Riffs Something Tendency Way]
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- What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
[ Abuse Black Come Conditions Cultural Exploitation Jazz Kind Mean Means Musicians Prejudice Term Working Worst]
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- 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.
[ Amsterdam Area Because Been Economic Enough Exposed Haven Japan Jazz Million More Must Only Profitable Really Sense Successful Than Where]
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- For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.
[ Albums Jazz Kind Ones Only Philharmonic Their Were Years]
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- I don't know who's 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.
[ Fan Going Hence Jazz Know Old Today Years]
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- 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.
[ Any Apart Art Attached Form Jazz Kind Permanence Practitioners Think]
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- I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan.
[ Am Doing Fan Jazz Something Sound Special Tremendously Want]
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- I'm concerned with trend. I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now.
[ Come Concerned Fans Jazz Know Now Trend Where Will Years]
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- Jazz was uplifted by what I did.
[ Did Jazz Uplifted]
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- 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.
[ Allow Concerts Economic Fashion Festival Gives Jazz More Names Now Picture Price Same States Them Today Too Tour Used Which]
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- The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
[ Bands Big Dancing First History Jazz Played Shows Singing Then]
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- The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz.
[ Also Hearing Jazz Knowing Music Pop Public Soaking Up Without]
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- When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find.
[ America Biggest Concerts Could Doing Find Jazz Names Use Would]
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- A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
[ Harmonies Instead Jazz Juggler Musician Oranges Uses]
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- He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
[ Develop Forward Help His Intention Jazz Messengers Player Potential Take Them Voice Would Writer Young]
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- The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born.
[ Album Almost Born Called Day Dream Every Father First Heard His Jazz Listening Monk Pianist Thelonious Time]
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- Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.
[ Coltrane Get Group Jazz Module Musicians Pro Roland Tools Would]
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- I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of having the scale of it matching the scale of the images. Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff.
[ Band Electronic Having Hence Images Jazz Matching Quartet Scale Sort String Stuff Subconsciously Suppose Terms Thinking]
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- Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
[ America Comics Culture Jazz Movies Rock Roll]
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- I've been working on something, just some jazz, relaxed stuff. It will be standard, just piano and voice. It started out as a fun project for me though, I'm still not sure about releasing it.
[ Been Fun Jazz Just Out Piano Project Relaxed Releasing Some Something Standard Started Still Stuff Sure Though Voice Will Working]
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- Jazz is not the format where I want to stay, but it really is a starting point for me.
[ Format Jazz Point Really Starting Stay Want Where]
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- As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity, for creating something that's never been before, the art form of jazz will flourish.
[ Art Been Before Creating Flourish Form Jazz Long Musicians Never Passion Something Spontaneity Will]
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- I always told the people at Cal Arts that if they wanted me to do Jazz studies, first of all, there couldn't be a big band within 500 miles and that I could do what I wanted to do. And they said I could.
[ Always Arts Band Big Cal Could First Jazz Miles Said Studies Told Wanted Within]
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- I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician.
[ Away Become Beings Come Discovering Good Great Human Inside Jazz Maybe Music Musician Musicians Person Striving Them Themselves Thinking Want]
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- Diana Krall knocks me out. I like jazz and I like her simple approach.
[ Approach Diana Her Jazz Knocks Out Simple]
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- I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz, gospel, and a little reggae.
[ Blues Good Gospel Jazz Little Love Reggae Rock Roll]
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- My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically, but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands. And they're tremendously exciting players.
[ Bands Basically Come Exciting Fellows Jazz Out Players Rock Roots These Tremendously Two Us Victor Young]
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- Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music.
[ Growing Interested Jazz Much Music Up Very]
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- My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer.
[ Jazz Mother Performs She Singer Still Today]
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- I think I was supposed to play jazz.
[ Jazz Play Supposed Think]
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- It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself.
[ Because Could Did Express Jazz Magnet Myself Pulled Way]
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- It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
[ Exclusive Inclusive Jazz Spirit Which Whole]
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- Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
[ Also Borrowed Genres Itself Jazz Lent Music Other]
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- Jazz is about being in the moment.
[ Being Jazz Moment]
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- One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
[ Differently Doing Emphasized Jazz Other Thing Things Were]
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- The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
[ Jazz Openness Spirit]
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- If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
[ Because Classical Comes Even Find Going Inspiration Jazz Metal Out Punk Rock Slightly Sounding Where]
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- Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me. All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor.
[ Any Before Had Instrument Jazz Just Know Other Playing Say Some Tenor Terms Think Way]
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- I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years, both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century.
[ Both Century Different Early Jazz Many Music Particularly Player Pop Progressed Styles Teen Through Vocalist Years]
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- Jazz is letting everybody do his or her thing with the music.
[ Everybody Her His Jazz Letting Music Thing]
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- This music that was supposed to only come from tapes like in any restaurant. Something would happened. One bird will start to do a little jazz thing, and another bird will start to answer.
[ Another Answer Any Bird Come Happened Jazz Little Music Only Restaurant Something Start Supposed Tapes Thing Will Would]
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- My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz.
[ Acoustic Adding Doing Emphasis Folk Guitar Instruments Jazz Just Kind Light Lyrics More Singing Single Stuff Then Thing Voices]
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- I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different.
[ Different Jazz Learn Lot Most Music Only Should Something Think Way]
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- It's something that - jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don't care where you're from, what you are, what background you come from - there's something there for you.
[ Background Care Come Few Go Jazz Listen Something Things Where]
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- Jazz needs the help. It's the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn't.
[ Help Jazz More Music Needs Other Sophisticated Tv]
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- The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.
[ Creation Few First God Jazz Know Thing Things]
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- The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.
[ Been French Jazz Long Time]
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- The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
[ History Japan Jazz Know More Musicians States Than United]
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- In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly.
[ Allow Along Carried Content Emotional Fact Fairly Feeling Feelings Find Go Great Jazz Just Music Quickly Really Require Such Technical Think Understanding Will Your Yourself]
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- I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations.
[ Any Anything Audience Beliefs Develop Different Each Had Into Jazz Just Learned Learning Personally Played Really Rules Saxophone Situations Teacher Tell Way]
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- Everything we did, we did live - and then Bobby took it home and chopped it up and edited it. Which is pretty much what they did with every jazz record you've ever heard.
[ Bobby Chopped Did Edited Ever Every Everything Heard Home Jazz Live Much Pretty Record Then Took Up Which]
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- That's the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos.
[ Behind Call Concept Exact Guess Jazz Kind Music Sensibility Solos Take Want Whatever]
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- I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz. Jazz is an extension of America. There's no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.
[ America Could Country Extension Jazz Kinds Love Music Other Particularly Produced World]
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- My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.
[ Band Basically Blues Clapton Early English Got Influences Instrumental Into Jazz John Later Liked Period Players Playing Really Shadows Were]
Topic:
- Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
[ African Although Experts Gospel Jazz Know Music Origin Rhythms Say]
Topic:
- One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
[ Count Jazz Playing Real Thing]
Topic:
- Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well.
[ Artists Base Built Classical End European Fail Great Industry Jazz Many Music Other Realize Recording So-Called Spectrum Well]
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- I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
[ American Blues Country Culture Gospel Jazz Just Music Really Rhythm Rock Roll Show Thing Those Wanna]
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- My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble!
[ Busy Could Fanatic Getting Had Into Jazz Learned Mother Piano Play She Too Trouble Tunes Wanted Wish]
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- I've been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I've been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit.
[ African Asian Because Been Both Informed Interested Jazz Limit Music Sides Sound Universe Western Without]
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- Well, actually, I don't consider myself a jazz legend or anything.
[ Actually Anything Consider Jazz Legend Myself Well]
Topic:
- You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!
[ Atlantic Awards Bell Category Element Energy Equal Even Exists Festival Here Idea Interest Jazz Know Musician Played Thought Vital]
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- I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
[ Almost Band Been Big Either Jazz Need Ought Project Quartet Saying Should Some Songs Trio Years]
Topic:
- Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.
[ Gone Happens Jazz Present Simple]
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- I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
[ Band Features High Influences Jazz Major Matter Musical School]
Topic:
- The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
[ Airline American Better Blue Commercials Country Get Jazz Jeans Know Loves Movies Our Politicians Probably Represent Rock Roll Than Way Whole World]
Topic:
- Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window and have a good look at jazz. And I've done that on many occasions.
[ Done Good Jazz Look Many Need Nose Occasions Sometimes Stand Window Your]
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- I also like Western classical music and jazz.
[ Also Classical Jazz Music Western]
Topic:
- Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
[ Big Blues Brother College Going Guy High Higher Jazz Learning Play Playing School Starts]
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- As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be some jazz.
[ Jazz Long Music Play Sincere Some Trying Way Will]
Topic:
- Bernstein grew up in my building in New York. He's a very, very fine player. When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was going on in the world of jazz.
[ Bernstein Building Came Find Fine Going Grew Jazz Kid New Out Player Up Very World York]
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- I listen to classical music very much. There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to.
[ Classical Enjoy Jazz Listen Listening Lot Much Music Very]
Topic:
- Most jazz players work out their solos, at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary.
[ Extent Jazz Least Most Out Players Solos Specific Their Very Vocabulary Work]
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- Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.
[ Away Blues Family Jazz Left Pulled]
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- I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.
[ Another Blues Considered Jazz Man Played Player Rather Sort Than Were]
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- My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe.
[ Deluxe Fender First Guitar Jazz Les Master Paul Traded]
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- I didn't plan on rock-n-roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz, and I thought I could make some money playing music.
[ Could Doing Got Jazz Know Learn Make Money Music Plan Playing Rock-N-Roll Some Thought Wanted]
Topic:
- I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz in New York on the radio.
[ Duke Ellington Fell Hearing Jazz Listening Lot Love New Old Radio Years York]
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- I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz.
[ History Jazz Music New Orleans Played Started Through]
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- I still love the whole history of jazz. The old things sound better than ever.
[ Better Ever History Jazz Love Old Sound Still Than Things Whole]
Topic:
- Jazz is like wine. When it is new, it is only for the experts, but when it gets older, everybody wants it.
[ Everybody Experts Gets Jazz New Older Only Wants Wine]
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- Jazz is people's music, a collectivity.
[ Jazz Music]
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- Risk is at the heart of jazz. Every note we play is a risk.
[ Every Heart Jazz Note Play Risk]
Topic:
- There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on, where people go out and learn a particular language or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language.
[ Awful Become Call Else Go Going Jazz Language Learn Lot Out Particular Real Recreational Sharks Somebody Style Where]
Topic:
- Miles Davis fully embraced possibilities and delved into it. He was criticized heavily from the jazz side. He was supposed to be part of a tradition, but he didn't consider himself part of a tradition.
[ Consider Criticized Davis Delved Embraced Fully Heavily Himself Into Jazz Miles Part Possibilities Side Supposed Tradition]
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- My music is jazz.
[ Jazz Music]
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- I listen to jazz about three hours a day. I love Louis Armstrong.
[ Armstrong Day Hours Jazz Listen Louis Love Three]
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- New York is the dream world, the center of jazz and rock.
[ Center Dream Jazz New Rock World York]
Topic:
- The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
[ America Better Cocktails Cuba Given Jazz Make Much Only Our Skyscrapers States Things United World]
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- I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
[ Artists Basic Here Ignorance Jazz Most New Plead]
Topic:
- Well, I had started a program which is even longer running than this one in 1967 which was a jazz program called The Best of Jazz and that still goes out on Monday nights. That's been going for 33 years or something.
[ Been Best Called Even Goes Going Had Jazz Longer Monday Nights Out Program Running Something Started Still Than Well Which Years]
Topic:
- Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
[ Approval Boy Congressional Finn Giving Honorary Jazz Little Making Scout Seal]
Topic:
- I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
[ Blessed Chick Corea Jazz Keith Messengers Piano Players Two Were Work]
Topic:
- In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.
[ Again Albums Jazz Recorded Started Touring Two]
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- My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that recorded for Riverside Records.
[ After Band Big Brother Brothers Called Continued Eventually Forming Group Had High Jazz Play Recorded Records Riverside School Together]
Topic:
- Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes.
[ Classes Direct Eastman Ensemble Faculty Formed Improvisation Jazz Made Musicians Now Orchestra Own Philharmonic Rochester School Teach Up Where]
Topic:
- To most jazz critics I was basically Kenny G.
[ Basically Critics Jazz Kenny Most]
Topic:
- I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player.
[ Admit Basically Cocktail First Good Jazz Keyboard Kind Pianist Piano Player Poor Think Very]
Topic:
- If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll. The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
[ Africa Beat Black Created Jazz Man Rhythms Rock Roll Would]
Topic:
- Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.
[ Came Coltrane Day Few Groups Jazz Mentions New Orleans Problem Scene Talking Too Were]
Topic:
- Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.
[ Classical Every Humans Imperfect Jazz Life Man Note Perfect Performance Quest Reasons Right Trouble]
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- I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.
[ Itself Jazz Kill Problems Starting Think]
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- I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.
[ Album Funk Going Jazz Licks Makes Play Sense]
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- It's something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.
[ Anymore Away Gotten Jazz Physical Players Something Unfortunate]
Topic:
- Jazz fans love Miles and I love him for a myriad of reasons, but the overviews are always too simplistic.
[ Always Fans Him Jazz Love Miles Myriad Reasons Simplistic Too]
Topic:
- One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.
[ Above Audiences Beyond Clear Community Had Interviews Jazz More Music Musicians Popular Read Successful Things]
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- That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes. You're out there predicting the future, and no one believes you.
[ Believes Future How Jazz Kind Out Predicting Sometimes]
Topic:
- The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.
[ Accidental Avoid Avoided Entire Hear Intentional Jazz Lion Listening Lives Musicians Now Prior Right Share Spent Successful Their These Were]
Topic:
- The whole point is, give me a break with the standards. You go to the average jazz label and suggest a record and they want to know which standards you're going to play. I'm saying let's break the formula.
[ Average Break Formula Give Go Going Jazz Know Label Play Point Record Saying Standards Suggest Want Which Whole]
Topic:
- What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.
[ Actually Almost America Asking Dialect Embodies French Jazz Language Musical Spirit]
Topic:
- Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music.
[ Because Four Get Going Jazz Just Kind Learn Music Play Some Talent Three Years]
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- People have taken time out of their day and spent their money to come sit down at a concert. And it's jazz music-it's not easy for them to get to it. I don't want them ever to feel that I'm taking their presence lightly.
[ Come Concert Day Down Easy Ever Feel Get Jazz Lightly Money Out Presence Sit Spent Taken Taking Their Them Time Want]
Topic:
- There's the tradition in jazz of having the Battle of the Bands, and you do not want to get your head cut when you're playing.
[ Bands Battle Cut Get Having Head Jazz Playing Tradition Want Your]
Topic:
- Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
[ Jazz Meaning Rhythm]
Topic:
- Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues.
[ Blues Collecting Jazz Learn More Once Records Start]
Topic:
- I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
[ Bach Begin Black Blues Dark House Inside Jazz Just May Next Nursery Once Personal Piece Quiet Rhyme Sit Song Still Think Tv Very]
Topic:
- I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz Quintet.
[ Actually Bands Been Bobby Called High Jazz Living Mack Making Old Organist Probably Put School Senior Since Then Together Years]
Topic:
- Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
[ African American Classical Contract Father First Grew Home Jazz Metropolitan Music Opera Seriously Sign Though Time Up]
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- Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
[ After Ball Bench Doing Guys Improvisation Jazz Jordan Masters Michael Moment Never Now Play Sit Studied Time Twice Want Way Why Would]
Topic:
- I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.
[ Blues Common Degree Develops Find Funky Ground High Improvisation Indian Jazz Kind Lot Mean Music Only Other Own Planet School Soulful Their Very]
Topic:
- I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
[ Bird Cities Colors Dwell Give Heard Jazz Know Make Marches Military Never None Only Paint Rhythms See Songs Them Those]
Topic:
- I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.
[ Almost Any Discussion Fundamentalist Jazz Much Principles Too Worry]
Topic:
- I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is.
[ Jazz Left-Wing More Represent Think View]
Topic:
- Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.
[ Blunt Defined Instruments Jazz More Much Poetic Something Than Through]
Topic:
- People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds.
[ Become Fan Five Jazz Long Say Seconds Sometimes Takes Time Took]
Topic:
- The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.
[ Addressing Beauty Jazz Malleable Own Personalities Suit Their]
Topic:
- I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.
[ Band Great Haven Jazz Want]
Topic:
- I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
[ Because Blues Hope Jazz Love Music Poetry Relationship Rhythms Rock Roll Use]
Topic:
- I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
[ Americans Chord Complex Emotions Europeans Experiencing Handle Happiness Hear Jazzy Major Minor More Need Seventh Sophistication South Take Their Tragedy Understand Why]
Topic:
- Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz.
[ Countries Everybody Jazz Play Tries]
Topic:
- I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.
[ Been Country Crossed Essentially Jazz Limit Listening Music Opera Over Rock Some Taste]
Topic:
- Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great.
[ Art Chance Commercial Create Different Doing Energy Funk Great Into James Jazz Lunch Mars More Music Original Own Really Sound Their Things Think Trying Way Were]
Topic:
- I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything.
[ Apply Everything How Jazz Understood Worked]
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- The point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.
[ Go Jazz Point Something Then]
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- Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.
[ Jazz Music Played Plenty Rhythm Soft Sweet]
Topic:
- I was a beginner again. I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.
[ Again American Beginner Clarke Closely Drummers Hard Jazz Kenny Listen Practiced Recordings Such Tony Used Very Williams]
Topic:
- It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.
[ Always Attracted Band Been Jazz Orchestral Rather Than True Way]
Topic:
- Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
[ Band Dance Evolutions Gone Instance Instrumentation Jazz Many Now Saxophones Three Through Tradition Twenties Two]
Topic:
- I like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour.
[ Chest Chevy Could Guitar Hat Hour Jazz Just Never Play Playing Same Sit Size Solo Stupid Wearing Your]
Topic:
- The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
[ Big Blues Delta Easy Forever Jazz Live Will]
Topic:
- I think jazz is a wonderful learning tool.
[ Jazz Learning Think Tool Wonderful]
Topic:
- Jazz was more of a tool for me to use to enhance my musicality.
[ Enhance Jazz More Musicality Tool Use]
Topic:
- Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.
[ Actually Air Days Education English Force Get Got Had Jazz John Joining Kind Known Musical Musicians Other Paul Pretty Rather Several Some Standard Their Those Training Watts Way Well Which]
Topic:
- In my view a jazz musician is a great musician.
[ Great Jazz Musician View]
Topic:
- It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.
[ Being Jazz Rock Sort Stopped Stupid Would]
Topic:
- Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what they're trying to say with jazz. You don't need any prologues, you just play.
[ Any Cerebral Get Jazz Just Need Philosophical Play Say Some Try Trying Very]
Topic:
- Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style, a trademark, so to speak. They confine themselves to one type of playing.
[ Confine Jazz Limit Many Personal Pianists Playing Speak Style Themselves Too Trademark Type]
Topic:
- You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That's jazz.
[ Back How Instrument Jazz Know Must Only Others Own Them Times Up Your]
Topic:
- I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.
[ Able Become Billie Extraordinary Holiday Intent Interpret Jazz Learn Listened Lot Order Own Remains She Sing Singers Songs These Voice Way]
Topic:
- Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
[ Always Been Chances Does Everything Include Jazz Music Popular Really Take Thing Try Willingness Wonderful]
Topic:
- My brother Leon started it all. He played the piano. In school they made me leader of the orchestra because I played the violin, but I followed Leon and the boys in his jazz band around.
[ Around Band Because Boys Brother Followed His Jazz Leader Made Orchestra Piano Played School Started Violin]
Topic:
- Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
[ Also Jazz Mainly Play Rock Roll]
Topic:
- After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz.
[ After Blues Exhausted Got Into Jazz Thing]
Topic:
- I think jazz is good, but I don't enjoy it. It's not for me.
[ Enjoy Good Jazz Think]
Topic:
- I've gone the full spectrum - from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop - and the public has accepted what I've done through it all. I think it means I've been doing something right at the right time.
[ Accepted Been Blues Doing Done Full Gone Gospel Jazz Means Pop Public Right Something Soul Spectrum Think Through Time]
Topic:
- If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.
[ Chords Jazz More Than Three]
Topic:
- I've been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
[ Around Been Jazz Life Most Musicians]
Topic:
- Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz.
[ Achievements Chops Different Function Great Jazz Music Serve Speed]
Topic:
- If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.
[ Artist Because Better Creative Jazz Knows Musician Only Symphony Than True Truly]
Topic:
- As a matter of fact, we put it down because we wanted to be jazz pickers.
[ Because Down Fact Jazz Matter Put Wanted]
Topic:
- If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it's a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.
[ Acoustic Bass Dead Depends Differently Going Jazz Music Pianos Play Standard Subtle Tunes Very]
Topic:
- Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.
[ Beauty Collectively Comes Communal Create Democratic Experience Form Instruments Jazz Musical Our Out Respective Take Thing Very]
Topic:
- I listen to jazz and gospel... yeah that's basically what I listen to.
[ Basically Gospel Jazz Listen Yeah]
Topic:
- Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there.
[ Artists Died Europeans Hailed Jazz Lived Long Lot Many Moved Musicians Over Provided Really Stayed Them Time Venues Went]
Topic:
- I don't want to appear hostile, like I'm hostile to L.A. or that I feel that the people don't appreciate jazz. I don't think it's that. I think it's something more. It's something a little bit more complicated than that.
[ Appear Appreciate Bit Complicated Feel Hostile Jazz Little More Something Than Think Want]
Topic:
- I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere.
[ After Around Atmosphere Certain Closeness Clubs Enjoy Felt However Jazz More New Nightclub Period Playing Presented Prestigious Should Some Still Time Venue]
Topic:
- I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves.
[ Always Been Concerned Deserves Dignity Due Fact Given Jazz Kind Music Musicians Person Treated Way]
Topic:
- I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs.
[ Able Any Being Clubs Death Die Drinking Funky Get Great Jazz Musicians Obscure Really Seen Small Themselves Work Working]
Topic:
- I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz.
[ Always Around Create Great Hear Inspiration Jazz Lester Long Record Recording Somebody Think Try Will Young]
Topic:
- I think we are in the midst of this period where we are committing this suicide on the planet and everybody is just using up all of our natural resources like a bunch of insane people. That's what I worry about more than I worry about jazz.
[ Bunch Committing Everybody Insane Jazz Just Midst More Natural Our Period Planet Resources Suicide Than Think Up Using Where Worry]
Topic:
- I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television. How about a monthly jazz show?
[ How Hundred Jazz Million Mode Monthly More Need Put Show Shows Television Think Welcoming]
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- I've played with all of the heavyweights in the modern jazz, progressive jazz movement. I've been fortunate enough to play with them, a who's who. All of those guys, I've been fortunate enough to have performed with.
[ Been Enough Fortunate Guys Heavyweights Jazz Modern Movement Performed Play Played Progressive Them Those]
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- Jazz has an audience all around the globe and has had for many decades, I think speaking of the United States, let's say that what we need is more of an official recognition.
[ Around Audience Decades Globe Had Jazz Many More Need Official Recognition Say Speaking States Think United]
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- Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
[ Artists Comfortable Go Jazz Life Many More Playing Really Seeking Stop Then]
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- There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time.
[ Age Creating Encompasses Golden Great Had Innovators Jazz Last Long Lot Middle Period Refer Sixties Sort Things Thirties Through Time Which Will World]
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- What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact.
[ Anything Controversial Discriminatory Europe Fact Go Had Instance Jazz Just May Musicians Respected Say Saying Sort Think Treated Way Years]
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- You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States, who had a hard time being accepted over here and had to play in sort of these inferior type dives.
[ Accepted Being Had Hard Here Inferior Jazz Lived Many Musicians Over Play Sort States These Time Type United]
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- I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
[ Cut Good Jazz Later Mainstream Musician Myself Off Stead Stood]
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- Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz.
[ Bebop Cool Early Including Jazz Listen Mainstream Most Now Right Up]
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- There is an apprenticeship system in jazz. You teach the young ones. So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable, they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
[ Apprenticeship Even Felt Help Jazz Likable Musicians Obligation Ones Personally System Teach Weren Young Younger]
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- Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
[ Feeling Intensified Jazz Music Nonchalance]
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- Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
[ Arbitrary Certain Characters Compare Feels Finding Jazz Less Life Much Oneself Progression Question Rhythm Rhythmic Rhythms Sort Tells Three Time Writing]
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- If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to.
[ American Based Because Big Dad Fan Guy Had Influence Jazz Listen Lot Met Music Pops Pretty Put Rest Silly Things Think Would]
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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?
[ Always Guess Jazz Little Opposed Phrase Smooth Unease Uneasy Well]
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- It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
[ America Art Bands Etc Football Good Impotent Jazz Kindness Make Museums New Rouge Theaters Things Veneer]
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- I am not a jazz singer. I wouldn't place myself on that footing. I wouldn't even enter that arena.
[ Am Arena Enter Even Footing Jazz Myself Place Singer]
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- I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice.
[ Blues Classical Did Guitar Jazz Listened Players Rock Roll Same Spanish Thing Voice Well]
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- I'm not a jazz singer.
[ Jazz Singer]
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- After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
[ After Classical Fusion Had Hold Jazz Kinds Musicians Once Ready Revolution Taken Talented War Were Young]
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- I have a bachelor's and a master's in jazz.
[ Bachelor Jazz Master]
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- Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it's this new arts channel, it's really great.
[ Arts Channel Cover Festival Great Jazz New Orleans Really Trio Well Went]
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- The jazz chord substitutions in a country song... that was another thing that bent people's ears. I guess that my favorites are the unique ones. It's not how fast you play. It's that unique blending of different stuff I'm most proud of.
[ Another Bent Blending Chord Country Different Ears Fast Favorites Guess How Jazz Most Ones Play Proud Song Stuff Thing Unique]
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- I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops.
[ Always Classical Coming Feel Focus Got Handy Jazz Main Play Pops Realm Still Symphonic Trumpet Venues Very Where]
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- Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.
[ Because Classical Enhance Foundation Jazz Learn More Musicians Need Only Out Personally Play Playing Side Started Style Than Think Young]
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- I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation.
[ Foundation Freedom Jazz Roots Think Void]
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- It was a particularly interesting and exciting time, and the European political and artistic establishment was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz.
[ Artistic Becoming Civil Establishment European Exciting Interesting Jazz Movement Part Particularly Political Revolution Rights Time Turned]
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- I can imagine an utter hatred for the jazz avant-garde.
[ Avant-Garde Avant-Garde Hatred Imagine Jazz Utter]
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- The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk - that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz - at a certain point.
[ Certain Confrontational Element Iconoclastic Jazz Just Language Mode Part Point Punk Specific]
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- I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues.
[ Albums Although Always Approach Blues Country Couple Did Gospel Jazz Lot Love Make Pop Really Show Simple Singer Sung Tunes]
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- We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big.
[ American Big Jazz Musical See Shows Theater Very Went Were]
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- When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz.
[ After American Americans Artists Book Carried Comic Comics Drawing Early Jazz Might Other Our Out Particularly Say Slant Things Touched Turned Us Version Were Work Working Writing Young]
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- Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
[ Black Classical Define Jazz Music Term White]
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- To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
[ Black Classical Dirt Jazz Means Most Music Play White]
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- I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.
[ After Band Class Could Elementary Every Get High Jazz Junior Learned Marching Music Read Really School Through Way Where]
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- We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
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- Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
[ Brains Endure Feet Hear Instead Jazz Just Long Their Through Will]
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- It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country. We were all struggling to learn music, it might be Country, Jazz, Classical, Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.
[ Blues Classical Country Days Early Even Jazz Learn Might Music Rock Roll Struggling Were]
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- I was totally into jazz in my teens.
[ Into Jazz Teens Totally]
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- I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.
[ Any Avoid Fusion Generic Jazz Just Kind Music Sort Trying Want]
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- I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
[ Balance Ballet Body Control Dance Deal Great Helped Included Jazz Lessons Rhythm Sense Several Tap Timing Took Years]
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- I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life.
[ Alien Also Completely Did Fiction First Improvisational Jazz Lessons Life Making Playing Take Things Thought Tried Up Were While Write]
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- Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.
[ Alive Everywhere Generation Go Jazz Much Musicians New Still Today Very]
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- Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
[ Being Garden Jazz Musician Rose Well]
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- A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting.
[ Based Basis Chef Cuisine Exciting Go His How Improvise Jazz Knowledge Music Musician Once Things Together Truly Understands]
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- Jazz was my first love.
[ First Jazz Love]
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- Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz.
[ Again Been Classical Jazz Lately Listening Music Some]
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- I always hated jazz guitar. I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar. If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure I'd buy one that did not have a guitar player on it. The sound was awful!
[ Always Awful Buy Did Guitar Hated Jazz Loved Make Organ Player Record Saxophone Sound Sure Trio Would]
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- I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn't into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I'm still surprising people.
[ Band Because Big Everyone Into Jazz Just Living Music Played Rock Roll Still Surprised Surprising]
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- I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself.
[ Bass Continued Created Field Improvisation Jazz Kinds Lines Myself Own Rhythms Studying Stuff Technique Walking Which]
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- I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here.
[ Already Arrived Because Before Europe Extremely Five Four Good Here Jazz Much Played Playing Prepared Pretty Ways Years]
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- So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it.
[ Addressed Along Bass Came Could Doing Ears Got Instrument Jazz Listening Our Place Play Player Players Realized Really Something Started Their Until Used]
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- So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
[ Based Basis Bass Could Fact His Instrument Jazz Music Play Player Whole]
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- You need better technique than I have to play jazz, but what you have to do is the same thing, isn't it?
[ Better Jazz Need Play Same Technique Than Thing]
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- Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it's much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea.
[ Came Easier Idea Jazz Kind Lot Much Musicians Orchestras Play Playing Recording Rehearsal Requires Stuff Synth Time Up Used]
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- If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't write today a very jazzy, contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.
[ Admit America Contemporary Defensive Desire Did Jazzy Less Look States Take Today Tone Very Write]
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- I was exposed to jazz early on.
[ Early Exposed Jazz]
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- Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.
[ Guitars Issue Jazz Real Tone Tough]
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- Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.
[ Ago America Came Chains Hundred Jazz Three Years]
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- Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
[ Age Folk Jazz Machine Music]
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- Jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies stretch your soul.
[ Jazz Muscles Soul Stretch Symphonies Your]
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- The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice.
[ Always Blues Down Fit Jazz Just Kind Make Much Old Perfect Saw Singers Singing Sitting Song Sounding Their Them Voice Weren Worried Would]
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- Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling... It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.
[ Attitude Away Forget History Insist Itself Jazz Music Our Plays Should Struggling Toss Trouble]
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- I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist, especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
[ Always Artist Develop Different Especially Find Jazz Looking Testing Voice Ways]
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- I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist.
[ Always Described Heard Jazz Myself Often Singer Thought Vocalist]
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- Miles Davis was doing something inherently African, something that has to do with all forms of American music, not just jazz.
[ African American Davis Doing Forms Inherently Jazz Just Miles Music Something]
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- And I used to listen to a lot of jazz.
[ Jazz Listen Lot Used]
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- Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
[ Anyone Does Enjoy Jazz Last Listening More Musicians Refuge Than Them Themselves Untalented]
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- As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.
[ American Blues Concerned Contributions Far Great Jazz Music]
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- There are singers that I have enjoyed, from Nina Simone and Ray Charles onward. But the music that made music the number one thing for me as a youth was jazz.
[ Charles Enjoyed Jazz Made Music Nina Number Onward Ray Singers Thing Youth]
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- My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
[ Anything Jazz Music Rock Roll Urgency]
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- I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
[ Came Enjoy Intimidating Jazz Kind Life Missed Thoroughly Time Too]
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- I'm not a big jazz fan.
[ Big Fan Jazz]
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