What we play is life.
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!
We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself.
[Bebop is] Chinese music.
If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.
There's only two ways to sum up music; either it's good or it's bad. If it's good you don't mess about it, you just enjoy it.
Making money ain't nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is.
Jazz is played from the heart. You can even live by it. Always love it.
You blows who you is.
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.
If it hadn't been for Jazz, there wouldn't be no rock and roll.
I'm a spade, you're an ofay. Let's play.
All them weird chords which don't mean a thing...you got no melody to remember, and no beat to dance to
You will never know what the meaning of Jazz is if ask what it means.
Jazz is what I play for a living.
There are Two Secrets to Success: 1. Don't tell ANYONE Everything you know 2.If you have to ask what Jazz is, you'll never know.
When you're dead, you're done.
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