(((((((( jazzateria ))))))))

"It's not all about bling-bling and all the gold and Cristal. Know the business, learn the business, own something. Don't slip into the traps, and don't forget about your 'hood, the kids in the 'hood. Remember, you're disposable, so take advantage while you can."

-Isaac Hayes (Induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)

"The best thing you can do is to be a woman and stand before the world and speak your heart." -Abbey Lincoln

" there is a reason why the music that developed on the South Side of Chicago and in Memphis is the ... universal Esperanto..." The reason, is that American blacks have been "KICKED that hard." "Q" (Quincy Jones)

...in Jazz... Listening is more important than talking, that's why God gave us two ears and one mouth. ya dig?

James Carter, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez, Jacky Terrasson, Greg Osby, Kenny Garrett, David Sanchez, Dave Douglas, Gerri Allen, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Brad Mehldau-is lucky to sell 15,000 records domestically in a CD's 18-month shelf life. Usually they fail to do even that. Ditto for legends Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, and Oscar Peterson. And as well publicized and rightly rewarded as Wynton and Branford Marsalis have been, their recent sales figures are no better than anyone else's -Richard B. Woodward SUPPORT JAZZ !

"Lot's of us save jazz albums but how many of us get a chance to save a jazz musician..." The Jazz Foundation of America's

the B-3, an instrument that forces its operator to figure bass lines on foot pedals while simultaneously playing lead and rhythm lines. Now that's what I call pocket! -internet Post

Working-Class Music ='s

The Hammond B3 Organ!

"My Pops Used to Say It Reminded Him of Bebop" JAZZ and HIP HOP in Performance & Conversation... ya dig!

The louder they play (the band) the softer

I sing. -Joe Williams

Amen. Love Jazz. Love the article about Jimmy Smith. I am not religious, but God bless this site. -Internet

There's lots of music that's played because it applies to a particular race or style," "But music is not a race or a style. It's an idea." -Ornette Coleman, Alto Saxophonist

"Jazz is so difficult. A lot of people think once they've learned these licks they can get up and play them for the rest of their life. But that's not being truthful to the music 'cause it's not developing. Cats you hear that don't make no mistakes? They ain't trying to do nothing. everything they hear is on the mark, but they've played it so many times... I've built a whole career out of making mistakes!" -Lester Bowie (courtesy DB 1993)

"It's not about new is different. Jazz is like a language. You don't speak in the same way that your parents spoke. It's the same langauge, but you speak it in your way" -Dr. Billy Taylor courtesy of Jazziz

Eu "vivo" o Jazz diariamente; é a minha religião!
(I live Jazz everyday; it is my religion!)
-Ronaldo M. Tamochumas

"I hated seeing so many talented artists miss their chance because of politics and petty attitudes within this industry,
where marketing teams think a sticker and a spot in the listening booth constitute a brilliant marketing plan. Everyone knows it's mostly about how much you grease the radio stations anyway."
-Kym Davis

"I need more than a so-called jazz musician. I'm looking for a complete musician" -Gary Bartz

Learn baby, learn! ...then you can earn baby, earn! -Adam Clayton Powell

"...don't think of your self as a jazz musician.
Think of your self as a human being who plays music" -Haden

...the less you play the more it is... -Trang

"Rather than simply say, I play jazz, I say; I play music."
-Kenny Garrett

...I like to have options... especially when it affects my bottom line. -Preston Powell

...remember a frown is only a smile turned upside down my friend -Temptations

...don't put all your eggs in one basket -Barney Fields -HighNote

"...music education ='s brain power" -VH1

"When a sister is a woman who is intelligent, musical and knows what she wants, she's either called a bitch or a diva -- never a genius." -Lauren Hill

In this business! " If you have to be a monkey, be a gorilla ". -Shane Scaglione

"jazz + soul ='s a good time..." -Pleasure

"The Blues aren't something you keep inside. They got to come out -- on the back porch." -Cootie Stark & Neal Pattman

"If you want to see something done, just tell some human beings it can't be done. Make it known that it's impossible to fly to the moon, or run a hundred metres in nine-point-nine seconds, or solve Fermat's Last Theorem. Remind the world that no one has ever hit sixty-two home runs in a season. Stuffed eighteen people into a Volkswagen Bug. Set half the world free. Or cloned a sheep. Dangle the undoable in front of the world. Then, consider it done." -Merrill Lynch

"…I like plenty good music… Jazz, that's a complete music…"

"music with feeling... don't like music or anything that deals with the wrong things of life, because I only want to deal with the truth!"

-Bob Marley (June 1976)