Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
Talent is a burden not a joy. I am not of this planet. I do not come from you. I am not like you.
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," a song that was written for Simone, she confronted the band's lead singer, Eric Burdon. "So you're the honky," she said, "who stole my song and got a hit out of it?
Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking. . . . the new inventive phrases we make up to describe things - all that to me is jazz just as much as the music we play.
Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking.
I don't like drug addicts and she sounds like a cat.
I was always a politician from the day the civil rights people chose me as their protest singer.
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