jazz is an art form that depends on its antecedents, there must be respect for the people that have gone before.
~ jon hendricks

external instruments are only extensions of the biological instrument.
~ yusef lateef

if they act too hip, you know they can't play shit.
~ miles davis

i wonder what an agent would do if he had to travel with the band he's booking.
~ mary lou williams

art leaves something to the listener; that's what separates art from craft.
~ henry threadgill

for his contributions to jazz, kenny g should be: (d) smeared with bacon grease, placed in a cage with three underfed kodiak grizzly bears, and whatever happens, happens.
~ genius guide to jazz, january 2004

davis understood  that the space between the notes was sometimes just as important as the notes themselves. but he also understood that too much space between the notes, and people would think that the concert was over and go home...
~ genius guide to jazz, july 2001

as the avant garde movement tore down every wall of the old establishment, only one rule that had stood from the very inception of jazz remained: no accordions.
~ genius guide to jazz, may 2001

you may have holes in your shoes, but  don't let the people out front know it. shine the tops.
~ earl hines

it's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
~ dizzy gillespie

imitate, assimilate, and innovate.
~ clark terry

only play what you hear. if you don't hear anything, don't play anything.
~ chick corea

new orleans is the only place i know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying "i want to be a policeman," or "i want to be a fireman," he says, i  want to be a musician".
~ alan jaffe

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