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A chord is just the name of a sound.
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A lot of jazz is like that; it sells over a period of time.
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And there are a lot of people interested in creative music, there are more and more and more.
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Because I believe that the future of the music lies in the Internet. It can be sold on the Internet.
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Because people really got tired, too, of the same old formatted sort of thing, and the same old formatted music.
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Exactly, but what's going to happen is people are going to catch up themselves, because, like I say, we're going to make everything that we can do available on the internet, and the internet is sort of an equalizer.
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I always tell my students when you're going to be a jazz musician the first thing you've got to do is be a professional musician, and that means you have to feed yourself with the instrument.
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I would say you have the same basic idea in the music, this sort of creative development of the music, but adding the spoken word as another instrument, you know what I mean?
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I'm only involved really right now with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the Brass Fantasy.
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I'm working, also right now, with the Diane McIntyre dance ensemble. We're working on a dance project.
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It's about being in tune with what music is - without limitation of what is or what isn't, without necessarily regarding a certain rule.
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It's about emotion, it's about traveling through these different emotions, and it's about showing the listener all these pictures.
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It's just about really being sensitive, and trying to play a music that is about music.
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It's just like an endless research into the music that the deeper you get into it, the deeper you get into it.
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It's like we take all sorts of elements, all sort of different reference points, and we have the freedom to be able to reference anything at any time. And at the same time to be able to listen and to be able to instantly create a situation.
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Jazz groups have to make a living any way.
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Many times you never know what's going to happen. You'll play songs that you never thought you were going to play.
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Most of these labels they'll promote you for about a month, and then they'll just put it in the bin. And they keep selling it.
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Music is very important. It's important as a tool for learning, it can be a tool for healing, it can be no telling what, as long as we remain free to be able to create the music, to be able to experiment and to really research, and to really get time to develop the music.
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Right now what we're pushing for, actually, is to develop a really visible Internet presence.
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The music we play is kind of hard to explain. It's music that we really feel.
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The trumpet is forceful.
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The way we look at it, everything is a sound.
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These people are interested in a wide variety of music, and that's what we're into.
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These record companies are going to be going out of business pretty soon, because people are just going to be downloading what they want to hear.
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They always say that jazz doesn't sell, but it's a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out.
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They say C is a pitch; it's the name of a sound. So is a cat's meow a sound, so is a motorcycle, so is anything.
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They were missing all the enthusiasm, the creativity; that whole excitement about the music was lost. A lot of people are really going back looking for that.
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They're not just interested in one sort of music any more.
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This is not a time to put in any narrow definitions or parameters on what this music is because we're only at the beginning of the possibilities of this music.
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We expect the listener to have, like, a movie going on when they hear us. That's what it's all about for us.
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We have the freedom to either play a tempo or not to play a tempo; to play a note or not to play a note; or to play what some people would say is a sound.
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We have to understand that this is a very young music.
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We just can't go and try to turn the clock back, that's not happening anymore. You've got to figure something else out.
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We think the answer to the problems of society lie in being able to raise the intellectual level.
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We try to incorporate any sounds into the music. Sounds of life. Sounds of everyday, and incorporate that as part of the music.
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We're going to release CD's we made years ago just for collectors, things that haven't been readily available. We're going to make all that stuff available.
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We're just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society.
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We're just beginning to really develop this music.
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We're really trying to develop music that can help stimulate intellectual thought.
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Well the Art Ensemble is exactly what it says; we're the Art Ensemble.
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What happens is these records are taken from the artist.
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What I've been trying to do for years is to get the music played on a station other than jazz stations, you know, to expand the audience.
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You can establish a presence on the internet; you can have just as much of a presence as a major company or anyone else.
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You know when I was younger I used to look at Downbeat Magazine and I figured anybody in Downbeat must be making a living.
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You play ensemble things that you had no idea you were going to play two minutes before.
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You would think that anyone on a major label would be doing something, but when you speak of major label that means something to maybe a big pop star that might be getting some sort of benefit from the major. But we still don't get anything.
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