It's not instant composing; it's not following any kind of a formula. All you do is hear music in your head and reproduce it.

— Lennie Tristano

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The hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen.

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Dave Frank is one of the few people that can REALLY play!

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You could make your fingers reproduce exactly what you felt, if you really worked at it. I achieved it, not only spending a lot of time at the keyboard but finding ways I could make my fingers reproduce my deepest feelings. It meant, when you hit a note with a finger, you sank into that note all the way to the bottom of the keyboard until it went pow! Right?

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The jazz musician's function is to feel.

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