quote by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.

— Sergei Rachmaninoff

Courageous Jazz And Life quotations

Jazz and life quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo

For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . Thats what I would like to do. I think thats one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musicians is through his music.

Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him.

Jazz and life quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo

There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

If I don’t practice for a day, I know it.

If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.

All a musician can do is to get closer to the source.

Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play.

Jazz and life quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a

Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.

The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.

Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!

Jazz and life quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

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Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.

Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread--without it, it's flat.

The whole of life itself expresses the blues.

That's why I always say the blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling and understanding. The blues can be about anything pertaining to the facts of life. The blues call on God as much as a spiritual song do.

Jazz and life quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

Whatever I'd say would be an understatement.

I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. He was one of the greatest people I've ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician.

Jazz is neither specific repertoire, nor academic exercise... but a way of life.

Jazz is the continual pulsation of the now.

Jazz and life quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - in fact, mostly - at the expense of everything else in my life.

Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz.

Jazz and life quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi

Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

You can not ignore his current life. Bowie has become a family man and enjoys to see his children grow up close to him. But after six years he feels the urge to get in the studio with musicans he likes. He closely follows bands like Arcade Fire in recent months. But he is inspired by ancient Chinese folk and jazz these days as well.

The idea is more important than the style you're playing in.

Jazz and life quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

The idea is more important than the object.

Let your life be your music and let your music be your life.

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.

Jazz and life quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the

Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good!

In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am.

When people ask me how is it I was a musician, I facetiously say that I'm a firm believer in reincarnation and in a previous life I was Johann Sebastian Bach's guide dog.

Jazz and life quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad

Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

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I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life.

Make no mistake, this music is for everyone.

Jazz is not an exclusive, elite club. Go ahead, listen to your Snoop Doggy Dog, Pearl Jam, Garth Brooks, but add a little Ellington, Basie and Coltrane to your life as well.

...to me if it's anything, jazz is a verb-it's more like a process than it is a thing.

Jazz and life quote Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stre

Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.

Making the simple complicated is commonplace.

From early on there were two things that filled my life - music and storytelling, both of them provoked by my father. He was a jazz pianist and also a very good storyteller, an avid reader. He passed both those interests on to me.

There is no truer truth obtainable by Man than comes of music

Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.

They tell me Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

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