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"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

"Music is an addiction. "


"For me, music and life are all about style"


"Don't play what's there, play what's not there".

"Do not fear mistakes, there are none."

"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself."

"When you're creating your own shit, even the sky ain't the limit."


"I'll play it first and tell you what it is later."


"Monk taught me more about music composition than anyone else on 52nd Street."

"The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas."

"  I know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis."

"It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it."

"Jazz music has got to have that thing. You have to be born with it. You can't even buy it. If you could buy it, they'd have it at the next Newport festival."

Miles Davis

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