Jazz is the continual pulsation of the now.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
...to me if it's anything, jazz is a verb-it's more like a process than it is a thing.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.
It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
If music be the food of love, play on.
Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Don't play what's there, play what's not there.
You are the music while the music lasts.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn.
Life is a lot like jazz. It's best when you improvise.
Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
Man, there's no boundary line to art!
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
For me, music and life are all about style.
Music is indeed the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him.
Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
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