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“What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word - I love it." Dexter Gordon

"Music is a reservoir... of sounds."

 

“Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people."

“Darlin... be-bop is the music of the future."

"If you can't play the blues, you might as well hang it up."

“If I were to call it black music, that would be untrue. I don't know what that is, unless it would be some African drums or something."

“The music scene is more competitive in the States."

"When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it's composition. If you don't understand what it's about, you're depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem”

“I hope we left you with something to put under your pillow”  

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Last modified on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:05

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