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