June 20, 2024

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Story Of The Days: Jazz and Blues Quotes

Every day I search for a new idea in Google and publish it, it seems to have the life of a butterfly.

And why not include them under one title, maybe many people will be interested to read them. Let’s start from today. Story Of The Days:

Her voice had a thin thread of sadness running through it that made the song important, that made it tell a story that wasn’t in the words – a story of despair, of loneliness, of frustration. It was a story that all of them knew by heart and had always known because they had learned it soon after they were born and would go on adding to it until the day they died.

Ann Petry

Give it a good go, try to have fun at it, try to pass on some good notes and some good sounds to your fans, and I don’t think you will have wasted your time.

Joe Henderson

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.

Mark Knopfler

You know at an early age if you have a talent for music.

Patricia Barber

The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.

Albert Murray

There’s a lot of recreational Jazz going on, where cats learn a particular style & become sharks on somebody else’s language.

Steve Lacy

It’s not uncomfortable for me to be a sideman, but I feel more comfortable as a bandleader.

Kenny Barron

Hipness is not a state of mind, it’s a fact of life.

Cannonball Adderley

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.

Art Blakey

Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.

Muddy Waters

Music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential.

Archie Shepp

Jazz will only go where we the composers and musicians take it. It is up to us.

Benny Golson

If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.

Charlie Parker

Once you start collecting records you learn more & more about Jazz & Blues.

John Mayall

I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It’s either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there’s always a buzzing beneath you.

Chadwick Boseman

A lot of critics just hear something different, so they figure it can’t be very good.

Pepper Adams

What a fool I am to think my breaking heart could kid the moon.

Chet Baker

If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!

Count Basie

When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent’s disapproval.

Jeff Beck

Jazz has both white and black elements and each in some respects has influenced the other.

Bix Beiderbecke

Blues is my life. It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.

Koko Taylor

The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.

John Lee Hooker

I never heard of a Jazz musician who retired. You love what you do, so what are you going to do… play for the walls?

Nat Adderley

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.

Stan Getz

It’s the melding of jazz, a quintessentially American art form that is at once introspective and exploratory, with the centuries-old liturgy of the Church. Based on the late-day service known as “Evensong,” Jazz vespers allows liturgists and artists to invest traditional worship with a soaring sense of the divine.

The Rev. Anne S. Howard

Musicians are willing to give their entire lives to a moment, melody, lyric or chord that will stir the soul.

David Ackert

Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.

Buddy Guy

When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent’s disapproval.

Jeff Beck

If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

Keith Richards

There is two kinds of music, the good & the bad. I play the good kind.

Louis Armstrong

I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It’s either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there’s always a buzzing beneath you.

Chadwick Boseman

The essentials of Jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing & instrumental personality.

Mose Allison

What a fool I am to think my breaking heart could kid the moon.

Chet Baker

I try to respect my instincts. When my lines call for more notes, I let them go where they are headed.

Bob Berg

Jazz music today is from the head and not the heart.

Kenny Barron

One of the things I like about Jazz is I don’t know what’s going to happen next.

Bix Beiderbecke

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