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Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it's much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea. (Quote by - Eberhard Weber)

My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe. (Quote by - Lenny Kravitz)

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden. (Quote by - Mose Allison)

I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here. (Quote by - Miroslav Vitous)

Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world. (Quote by - Ahmad Alaadeen)

Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary. (Quote by - Francoise Sagan)

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music. (Quote by - Nina Simone)

If it has more than three chords, it's jazz. (Quote by - Lou Reed)

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz. (Quote by - Chuck Mangione)

Donít clap Iím not a jazz band for Christís sake. (Quote by - Dylan Moran )

As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe. (Quote by - Jim Coleman)

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time. (Quote by - Sonny Rollins)

I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different. (Quote by - Billy Higgins)

Bernstein grew up in my building in New York. He's a very, very fine player. When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was going on in the world of jazz. (Quote by - Lee Konitz)

My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it. (Quote by - Neil Young)

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy. (Quote by - Jack Nicholson)

Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough. (Quote by - Norman Granz)

Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived. (Quote by - Herb Alpert)

Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it's this new arts channel, it's really great. (Quote by - Amy Sedaris)

It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz. (Quote by - Herbie Hancock)

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price. (Quote by - Norman Granz)

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.(Quote by - Duke Ellington)

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics. (Quote by - Ken Burns)

I listen to classical music very much. There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to. (Quote by - Lee Konitz)

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage. (Quote by - Isadora Duncan)


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