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‘Just One Of The Many Lessons I Learned from Miles’ – Herbie Hancock

“We all have a natural human tendency to take the safe route – to do the thing we know will work – rather than taking a chance. But that’s the antithesis of jazz, which is all about being in the present. Jazz is about being in the moment, at every moment. It’s about trusting yourself to do that, you never stop exploring, you never stop learning, in music or in life.”

Herbie Hancock in Possibilities

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Stuff Keeps Falling Down

“Ah, gravity! You are an heartless bitch.”

Sheldon Cooper

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‘It’s like a language’ – Stan Getz

“It’s like a language. You learn the alphabet, which are the scales. You learn sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk extemporaneously with the horn. It’s a wonderful thing to speak extemporaneously, which is something I’ve never gotten the hang of. But musically I love to talk just off the top of my head. And that’s what jazz music is all about.”

Stan Getz

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Paul Desmond: Writing and Jazz – Quote

“Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.”

Paul Desmond

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Quote: Clark Terry

“Well, I’m too old to pimp, and too young to die, so I’m just gon’ keep playin’.”

Clark Terry

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A Science Problem [Quote]

“It’s not that I’m late, it’s that I don’t get there on time… And that’s because I don’t leave the house with enough time to get where I’m going. And I don’t think that’s the same as being late. I think that is a question that has more to do with like, how do you perceive space and time. So, it’s more of a science problem.”

John Roderick in Roderick On The Line Ep.1