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Louis Armstrong

"La chose le plus dure sur terre est de faire swinguer quatre noires" 

Art Blakey

"Music washes away the dust of every day life."

"Quelqu'un a joué une fausse note , et le jazz est  né."

John Coltrane

"Sometimes I wish I could walk up to my music as if for the first time, as if I had never heard it before. Being so inescapably a part of it, I'll never know what the listener gets, what the listener feels, and that's too bad." 

La mère de John Coltrane

"Mon fils a vu Dieu. Il n'aurait pas dû. Celui qui a vu Dieu va mourir ".

Chick Corea

"L'improvisation est moins une technique qu'une tournure d'esprit."

Miles Davis

"Je ne peux jamais revenir en arrière, ni réécouter mes anciens disques. J'aurais l'impression d'avoir perdu un enfant."

Jack Dejohnette

"If you want to find out how good you are, and whether you can meet the challenges, then you have to put yourself in the environment where the competition is really stiff. Only the best players survive."

Paul Desmond

"I would like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age."

Duke Ellington

"I don't need time. What I need is a deadline." 

"Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. "

"By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with."

Bill Evans

"It bugs me when people try to analyse Jazz as an intelectual theorem. It is not - it's feeling."

"Il vaut mieux travailler le même morceau 24 h que vingt quatre morceaux à l'heure."

“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.”
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George Gershwin

"Life is a lot like jazz. . . it’s best when you improvise. . ."

Dizzy Gillespie

"You need one foot in the past and one in the future."

Johnny Griffin

"I like to play fast, and I have to sort of control myself, restrain myself. But when the rythm section gets cooking, I want to explode."

Coleman Hawkins

"I made the tenor sax-there's nobody plays like me and I don't play like anybody else."

Billie Holiday

"No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music"

"La drogue n'a jamais aidé quiconque à mieux chanter ni à mieux faire n'importe quoi."

"Vous pouvez vous habiller jusqu'aux nichons dans du satin blanc, mettre des gardénias dans vos cheveux sans voir une canne à sucre à l'horizon et cependant vous sentir comme une esclave dans une plantation." 

Daniel Humair

"La batterie est un bel instrument quand on n’en fait pas un objet de performance olympique !"

Keith Jarrett

"Jazz is one of the least learnable art forms."

Steve Lacy

" ... pourquoi fait on de la musique? Une des raisons fondamentales, c'est pour soiulager la tristesse. Peut être que la musique a commencé par un blues." 

Jackie Mclean

"I tell my students, 'It's an important tradition and you have to go back and hear this music and learn its language all the way through. How are you going to know what's new to play, if you haven't listened to everything that's old?'"

Charles Mingus

"Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple."

Thelonious Monk

"I don't know where jazz is going. Maybe it's going to hell. You can't make anything go anywhere. It just happens."

"I don't have a definition of jazz...You're just supposed to know it when you hear it."

"Les batteurs ne savent jouer que 3 tempos (lent, medium, rapide). Si vous les placez en dehors de ces 3 temps, ils vous les monteront ou vous les descendront."

"Je pense qu'il est plus facile de jouer vite que de construire quelque chose d'intéressant sur tempo lent."

"The inside of  the tune (the bridge) is what makes the outside sound good."

Jelly Roll Morton

"It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of jazz."

“I’m telling you this tenderloin district was like something that nobody has ever seen before or since. The streets were crowded with men. Music was pouring into the streets from every house. And chippies standing in their cribs, singing or chanting some kind of blues.” (Storyville: The Naked Dance)

Charlie Parker

"Music is the fruit of your experiences, your feelings and your wisdom; if you don't feel it you will not play it..."

"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. " »

Sonny Rollins

"Il est regrettable qu'il n'y ait jamais eu un Jazz Aid pour une cause mondiale ou, par exemple ... en réaction à l'apartheid."

Eric Satie

"Jazz is screaming its sorrow into our faces and we don't give a damn about it." 

Lester Young

"J'ai joué de la batterie de dix à treize ans; j'ai laissé tomber parce que j'avais la flemme de tout ranger; je regardais les filles après le spectacle, mais le temps que je range maes accessoires, elles s'étaient tirées."

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