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It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
~ Isadora Duncan

 

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Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
~ B. B. King

 

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Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
~ Francoise Sagan

 

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Something was still there, that something that distinguishes an artist from a performer: the revealing of self. Here I be. Not for long, but here I be. In sensing her mortality, we sensed our own.
~ Studs Terkel

 

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The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
~ Imamu Amiri Baraka Jones

 

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There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.
~ Pat Metheny

 

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What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.
~ Samuel L. Jackson

 

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