Jazz Quotes

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. Al Jarreau

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Jazz should be recognized as music of the people, based in a lot of accents and melodies. What is jazz but music that people danced to? Jazz has the dynamic thing. I don't think you have to be playing only Charlie Parker licks on your horn or whatever the new version of that is. Al Jarreau

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I danced for a while, and I knew I could sing, so I just began singing in a praise band at church and doing musical theater and jazz vocal performance in school. One didn't really lead to another; I was just always interested in the performance arts. Andra Day

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Tony Bennett is an iconic jazz legend. Andra Day

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Musically, I try not to box things in. I try to just play around this spectrum of influences: soul, jazz, and hip-hop. Andra Day

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All the folks I play with come from jazz backgrounds or at least appreciate spontaneity within the parameters of a pop song. Andrew Bird

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I've done all different kinds of genres - doo-wop, pop, funk, gospel, country, jazz, you name it. Aaron Neville

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I'm done with industrial. Seriously, my iPod collection at home has no industrial music on it; it's strictly jazz, blues and country. Al Jourgensen

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'Amores Perros' is rock, '21 Grams' is jazz, 'Babel' is an opera, and 'Biutiful' is a requiem. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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It was liberating to do comedy. It felt like playing in a jazz band. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family. Alexis Korner

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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. Alexis Korner

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There's an ecstatic side to writing. It's like jazz. It just has a life. Alice Walker

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I always liked jazz. And my people liked the old blues, race records and the doo-wop and all that. Amiri Baraka

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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. Amy Sedaris

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I would say that jazz is my own language. Amy Winehouse

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Intermittently in my concert format, I sing a little jazz, a little scatting. Aretha Franklin

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I had not been in the jazz environment, having been brought up in the church. But once I got to New York, and I was signed to perform at The Village Gate and the Vanguard and clubs like that, and these - the Vanguard was one of the most elite, if not the most elite, jazz club out there. Aretha Franklin

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Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz. Alan Vega

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I flow between modern and traditional jazz, between samba and choro - all maybe in a week's time. Anat Cohen

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You know what I'd really like to do? I'd like to record some white Chicago jazz. Ahmet Ertegun

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I always leaned toward free jazz... experimental jazz and progressive jazz. I feel like jazz is just part of the flavor and palette that you have as a musician to experiment with. Arturo O'Farrill

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I love Rihanna's new album, Skrillex, and Norah Jones. They're are all very different, but I love any rock, pop, and jazz. Ashley Benson

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A lot of times, we look at jazz in eras. How can we not keep those eras separate and think of the language as one complete continuum? It's all interrelated, and it's all evolutionary. Aaron Diehl

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My grandfather, Arthur Baskerville, he played and still plays a little bit piano and trombone, and so when I was a kid, I always heard jazz around the house, but I also went to his gigs, whether it be a Saturday brunch in my hometown Columbus, Ohio. We'd go and hear him play with some of the local musicians. Aaron Diehl

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I'm not saying that in order to be a great jazz musician you have to be a great classical pianist first. But I am saying that it makes things easier when you can get around the instrument, and you have some idea of how to approach the various hurdles. Aaron Diehl

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I really want to bring ensemble playing back to the forefront - not just for me, but for everyone in jazz. When you have a group, a true co-op group, you can really heighten the possibilities of all the treasures of jazz. Aaron Diehl

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It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid. Andy Partridge

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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. Andy Summers

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I was totally into jazz in my teens. Andy Summers

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