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A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on.
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But since this has happened, I've had all kinds of interviews for radio and the papers and all of this is very good.
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Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future.
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If a man is a musician he is interested in music and he is going to play as much and study as much as possible.
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If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don't know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something.
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If you can't play the blues... you might as well hang it up.
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In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically.
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In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.
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It's certainly not just a spot opinion; it's something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also.
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Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.
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Many of the harmonic structures of bebop come from Stravinsky, Handel and Bartok.
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Music is a reservoir... of sounds.
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The music scene is more competitive in the States.
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There are two kinds of polls. There's the critics poll, and then there's another poll where the readers write in. But one would say that the first is the more critical poll, because it's supposed to be music critics who are voting. But it doesn't necessarily reflect your popularity or name value.
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To have a little recognition, that is very nice, you dig. It is good for the ego, for the psyche.
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What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word - I love it.
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When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it's composition. If you don't understand what it's about, you're depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem.
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