Roy Ayers quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > Roy Ayers > Quotes

Roy Ayers Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Roy Ayers QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
All the companies have records that have never been released. People leave, die, retire. Interesting, isn't it?
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Artists don't always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time!
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Back in the day, I used to be in the studio recording 20 hours a day. And that was all of the time. I still record a lot of hours, but I don't go as long as I used to.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
DJs and people in the street know what they like.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I always had this energy level that made me want to come to New York.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I don't like rap that you can't understand. The youth is so quick and alert.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I don't trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I generally sell my records online or at the show. You can undersell the distributor and the stores, and people know what they're getting cause they've just seen you live.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I got married in 1973, and my career was really at its peak between 1975, and '81-'82. Everything I put out could do no wrong. Like you can't imagine.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I still look good. I'm trippin', but people tell me that all the time. So check it out, I'm 63, and still kicking. I've been putting records out every year.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I think music all the time.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I was with PolyGram; that was the big label that I was with for the longest, like 12 years.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I'd definitely love to play in Nashville again. That would be really good.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I'm not imprisoned within any particular style or category of music. I grew up in the be-bop culture or what people today call classic jazz.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened, it's a great compliment.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
It's a new day and new things are happening. There will be other ways for artists to sell their records and distribute their product.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
It's a wonderful feeling just being in this creative motif.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
It's very difficult for a new artist because no one knows who that new artist is.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Now I get exposure first with people directly in the clubs. This is a unique situation for me.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Only a certain number of people go to a store over the period of a year. When a person sees my record on the shelf, it eliminates someone else's record from being sold. It's about continuing to try to find new ways to sell records.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Polydor used to release me at different times around the world. You get your royalty statement: sales here, here, but never over there!
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
The majors, they have to control the distribution, the record outlets, the radio and, in some cases, even the venues. And downloading and pirating have also put pressure on the majors.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
The true beauty of music is that it connects peopl. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.
Quotation of Roy Ayers
You grow and learn a lot about the industry and what happens behind closed doors over the years.
Quotation of Roy Ayers