Free Jazz Musicians

Famous quotes containing the words free, jazz and/or musicians:

    A free spirit must be able to surmount anxiety time after time.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The basic difference between classical music and jazz is that in the former the music is always greater than its performance—Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, for instance, is always greater than its performance—whereas the way jazz is performed is always more important than what is being performed.
    André Previn (b. 1929)

    Music is of two kinds: one petty, poor, second-rate, never varying, its base the hundred or so phrasings which all musicians understand, a babbling which is more or less pleasant, the life that most composers live.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)