Quotes by musicians

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  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that's based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
    Billy Joel
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    Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
  • Benny Green
    Benny Green
    American musician
    Benny Green
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    Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians, or if it's something that's rehearsed.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
    Billy Corgan
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    Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
    Billy Joel
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    Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.
  • Brandi Carlile
    Brandi Carlile
    American singer-songwriter and producer 1981-
    Brandi Carlile
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    My mother's a singer and my mother's father is a singer, and everyone on both sides are all country-western bluegrass musicians.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
    Branford Marsalis
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    One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.
  • Bobby Vinton
    Bobby Vinton
    American singer and songwriter 1935-
    Bobby Vinton
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    Session musicians kind of respected me because what I was talking about made sense. That all came from an education. Believe me, education does you more good. Maybe that's the reason I've been around so long.
  • Al Jarreau
    Al Jarreau
    American singer and musician 1940-2017
    Al Jarreau
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    That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I'd never worked with before.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
    Branford Marsalis
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    The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.
  • Billy Higgins
    Billy Higgins
    American jazz drummer 1936-2001
    Billy Higgins
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    The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
  • Bob Seger
    Bob Seger
    American singer, songwriter and musician 1945-
    Bob Seger
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    The studio is really fun because I don't make it into the studio unless I've got something I really like. I love working with different musicians in the studio; that's a real joy, working with someone for the first time.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
    Andy Rooney
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    The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.
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