It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. -- Duke Ellington
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”“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master” Duke Ellington


"I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands …If they act too hip, you know they can't play shit. "    Miles Davis


“Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music” Nina Simone


“It bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling.“ Bill Evans  


"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great" Ray Charles


“There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind” Louis Armstrong


The musician, novelist, poet and notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s ,Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday at age 62.


The three-day of Jazz Music “Jazz + Praxis” in Patras International Festival organized by the Cultural Organization of Patras Municipality having marked a significant route of high artistic result and great response by the musical public, this year   Greek jazz music and other similar stylistic musical spaces are on the stage.



Mickey and Horace gather a rural audience and put on a musical show. First the duo treats us to a xylophone performance, then to an elaborate piano solo. This cartoon was released on July 5, 1929.

 

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