18+ Carla Bley Quotes On Music, Stage In Cages And Review

I still prefer the bebop of the '40s. The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle. — Carla Bley

When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything. — Carla Bley

I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out. — Carla Bley

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best. — Carla Bley

When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo. — Carla Bley

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key. — Carla Bley

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that. — Carla Bley

One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'. — Carla Bley

I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener. — Carla Bley

I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance. — Carla Bley

What's interesting about a person without problems? — Carla Bley

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is. Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it. It is sending and receiving. — Carla Bley

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano. — Carla Bley

I don't need much coaxing. — Carla Bley

There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all. — Carla Bley

I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food. — Carla Bley

It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke. — Carla Bley

I write very slowly. — Carla Bley

Life Lessons by Carla Bley

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  1. Carla Bley's work demonstrates the importance of experimentation and pushing boundaries, showing that creativity and innovation can lead to great success.
  2. Her compositions demonstrate the power of collaboration and how working together can create something greater than the sum of its parts.
  3. Carla Bley's career is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication, showing that with enough effort and dedication, great things can be achieved.

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