Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
Quote by B B King
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray...
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself...
The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can...
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family....
I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in...
The point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.
Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
Dont clap Im not a jazz band for Christs sake.
The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is...
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of...
The only element of jazz that I keep is improvisation.
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music.
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after...
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't...
Jazz is the music of the body