What are the TOP 10 jazz quotes by Branford Marsalis?


It's something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.


The whole point is, give me a break with the standards. You go to the average jazz label and suggest a record and they want to know which standards you're going to play. I'm saying let's break the formula.


Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.


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.




I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.


That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes. You're out there predicting the future, and no one believes you.


Jazz fans love Miles and I love him for a myriad of reasons, but the overviews are always too simplistic.


I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.


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.


Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.



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