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Great Quotes - Art Blakey

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"Music washes away the dust of every day life."

"If you feel like tapping your feet, tap your feet. If you feel like clapping your hands, clap your hands. And if you feel like taking off your shoes, take off your shoes. We are here to have a ball. So we want you to leave your worldly troubles outside and come in here and swing."

“It takes an intelligent ear to listen to Jazz."

"A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music."


Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

 

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.

 

You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church.

 

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