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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. (Quote by - Dave Van Ronk)

The jazz boom was goin' on then so there was a lot happenin' in New York at that time. (Quote by - Mose Allison)

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. (Quote by - Billy Higgins)

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. (Quote by - Luther Allison)

I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived. (Quote by - Kevin Eubanks)

I'm concerned with trend. I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now. (Quote by - Norman Granz)

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. (Quote by - Evan Parker)

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. (Quote by - David Amram)

I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz, gospel, and a little reggae. (Quote by - Jerry Hall)

Don't play what's there, play what's not there. (Quote by - Miles Davis)

The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time. (Quote by - Billy Higgins)

There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience. (Quote by - Henri Matisse)

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. (Quote by - Bobby McFerrin)

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time. (Quote by - Ornette Coleman)

I do t know where jazz is going. Maybe i s going to hell. You ca t make anything go anywhere. It just happens. (Quote by - Thelonius Monk)

That's the thing about jazz: it's free flowing, it comes from your soul. (Quote by - Billy Crystal)

Don't think of yourself as a jazz musician. Think of yourself as a human being who plays music. (Quote by - Charlie Haden)

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. (Quote by - Steve Lacy)

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. (Quote by - Elvis Costello)

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. (Quote by - Wynton Marsalis)

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. (Quote by - Rene Auberjonois)

I like a lot of electronica. I like older jazz rather than newer. (Quote by - Greg Ginn)

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. (Quote by - Jeff Beck)

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. (Quote by - Travis Barker)

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way. (Quote by - Gerry Mulligan)

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