1. 10

    Everybody in Canada seemed to listen to what they enjoyed, and nobody could tell them what to like, or what was the popular, or what was the In thing. Even today, it is very hard to brainwash a Canadian.

    63
  2. 9

    Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

    87
  3. 8

    I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.

    93
  4. 7

    Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

    93
  5. 6

    You have to stop listening in categories. The music is either good or it's bad.

    96
  6. 5

    If you have a great band with a mediocre drummer, you have a mediocre band. If you have a mediocre band with a great drummer, you have a great band!

    116
  7. 4

    The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.

    117
  8. 3

    A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

    134
  9. 2

    There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.

    136
  10. 1

    Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom... In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.

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  11. Last Update: 3 August 2021

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