Today's Jazz Quote

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play, which is dangerously, where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before. —Dave Brubeck

More Quotes

  • The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes", And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be "No."

    — Aaron Copland
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

    — Abraham Maslow
  • When the music changes, so does the dance.

    — African proverb
  • A master drummer must have seven eyes.

    — African proverb
  • The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.

    — Agnes de Mille
  • Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.

    — Ahmad Alaadeen
  • New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying "I want to be a policeman," or "I want to be a fireman," he says, I want to be a musician".

    — Alan Jaffe
  • He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

    — Albert Einstein
  • It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception. (When asked about the theory of relativity)

    — Albert Einstein
  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible,is music.

    — Aldous Huxley
  • A real leader faces the music, even if he doesn't like the tune.

    — Anon
  • Hawk, I heard that record you made with Sonny Rollins! Don't ever do it again!

    — anonymous fan to Coleman Hawkins
  • Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.

    — Art Blakey
  • Jazz is... One of life's greatest gifts: fun found within surprise.

    — Author Unknown
  • Jazz is... An open-ended music designed for open minds.

    — Author Unknown
  • If it's too loud, you're too old!

    — Barrythemod
  • Ahhh... cartoons America's only native art form. I don't count jazz because it sucks.

    — Bart Simpson
  • If Charlie Parker were alive today, somebody would try to cut a disco single with and try and get him to sell three million.

    — Ben Sidran
  • Art is self expression. If you are expressing someone else's personality, that is not art.

    — Bennie Wallace
  • Anyone can learn what Louis Armstrong knows about music in a few weeks. Nobody could learn to play like him in a thousand years.

    — Benny Green

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