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Letter "J" » jazz
«A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.»
«Actually, I'm not interested in Zen that much, as a philosophy, nor in joining any movements. I don't pretend to understand it. I just find it comforting. And very similar to jazz. Like jazz, you can't explain it to anyone without losing the experience. It's got to be experienced, because it's feeling, not words.»
«I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.»
«By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.»
«Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.»
«In 1908 Handy didn't know anything about the blues and he doesn't know anything about jazz and stomps to this day. I myself figured out the peculiar form of mathematics and harmonies that was strange to all the world but me.»
Author: Jelly Roll Morton
, come in handy
, to this day
«If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.»
«If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world»
Author: Robert Coleman
, Classical education
, directly proportional
, jazz musician
, the Classical
«It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.»
«It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.»
Author: George Santayana
, art museums