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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. (Quote by - Miroslav Vitous)

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. (Quote by - Mike Figgis)

We're having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz? (Quote by - Ken Burns)

Jazz is like a great void, it waits patiently until a brave musician takes control of space and time. (Quote by - Chris Griffin)

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. (Quote by - Benny Green)

I also like Western classical music and jazz. (Quote by - Nusrat F. A. Khan)

That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes. You're out there predicting the future, and no one believes you. (Quote by - Branford Marsalis)

The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts. (Quote by -Bobby McFerrin)

The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz. (Quote by - Norman Granz)

Jazz is people's music, a collectivity. (Quote by - Steve Lacy)

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. (Quote by - Sonny Rollins)

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.vKen Burns)

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. (Quote by - Ben Harper)

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. (Quote by - Joseph Jarman)

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. (Quote by - Keith Emerson)

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. (Quote by - Sonny Rollins)

If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music. (Quote by - Ginger Baker)

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. (Quote by - Brian Setzer)

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. (Quote by - Bill Frist)

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. (Quote by - George Santayana)

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. (Quote by - Amy Tan)

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. (Quote by - Justin Guarini)

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. (Quote by - Sonny Rollins)

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. (Quote by - Eric San)

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. (Quote by - Robert Wyatt)


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