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Keith Jarrett - Great Quotes

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"If I'm not a jazz player all the time, I've at least been cued in to what I do by jazz." Keith Jarrett

Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.

One thing you learn: if you want to reveal yourself, you also have to know where to stop.

Once we're inside a tune, we can do anything with it.

Music always turns into music. As soon as I play a key, push a key down, there's no theory any more. When I go and I hear a sound on the keyboard, all theories go out the window.

I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak.

If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it?

We really never know what we're gonna play when we get on stage.

I don't like recording studios - except my own, which is just a little room above the garage.

When you're on stage you have a very strange knowledge of what the audience is. It isn't exactly a sound - it's a hum, like the streets.

I'm my own most merciless critic onstage.

Your own music comes out of your head and emotions, but it's not etched in your system.

The way I think about the practicing, it is my undercover work.

Keith Jarrett

Last modified on Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:11

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