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I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.
— Miles Davis
Art is self expression. If you are expressing someone else’s personality, that is not art.
— Bennie Wallace
Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread–without it, it’s flat.
— Carmen McRae
In the midst of creating, a person is raised to another level of consciousness that doesn’t have that much to do with everyday thinking. It’s as if you could imagine life before there were words.
— Charlie Haden