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#1. I've never heard anything Wynton [Marsalis] played sound like it meant anything at all. Wynton has no voice and no presence. His music sounds like a talented high-school trumpet player to me ... he's jazzy the same way someone who drives a BMW is sporty. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#2. Once we're inside a tune, we can do anything with it. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#3. Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#4. When you're up against an electric band like that, it's like you're on two separate planets. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#5. If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it? - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#6. One thing you learn: if you want to reveal yourself, you also have to know where to stop. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#7. If I'm not a jazz player all the time, I've at least been cued in to what I do by jazz. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#8. I am a romantic, I admit it. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#9. I actually get a metallic taste in my mouth when I think about electric music. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#10. I think you have to be completely merciless with yourself. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#11. Your own music comes out of your head and emotions, but it's not etched in your system. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#12. Jazz is one of the least learnable art forms. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#13. We really never know what we're gonna play when we get on stage. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#14. If sound is music and came from silence, then silence is potentially greater than sound. If the sound is effective, it should actually have a chemical - some sort of physiological - effect on the listener, so he doesn't have to hear that sound again. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#15. Music always turns into music. As soon as I play a key, push a key down, there's no theory any more. When I go and I hear a sound on the keyboard, all theories go out the window. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#16. I believe that a truly valuable artist must be an artist who realizes the impossibility of his task -and then continues to do it. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#17. I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#18. If music is sound & came from silence, then silence is potentially greater than sound. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#19. I cannot say what I think is right about music. I only know the rightness of it. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#20. I'm my own most merciless critic onstage. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#21. Ideally, I'd like to be the eternal novice, for then only the surprises would be endless. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#22. I can't even tolerate my own playing on electric keyboards. It's not about the musical ideas - the sound itself is toxic. It's like eating plastic broccoli. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#23. Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#24. When you're on stage you have a very strange knowledge of what the audience is. It isn't exactly a sound - it's a hum, like the streets. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#25. When I joined the band I didn't know any of the tunes, and when I left the band I didn't know any of the tunes! - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#26. The way I think about the practicing, it is my undercover work. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#27. The 'cleverness' syndrome has taken the place of melody. It's like everyone has come down with this terrible disease in jazz ... you are always expected to do your own material, which is a strange thing to do if you're a poor composer but a great player. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#28. It is the individual voice, present to itself, that needs to be heard. We need to hear the process of the musician working on himself. We don't need to hear who is more clever with synthesizers. Our cleverness has created the world we live in, which in many ways, we're sorry about. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#29. I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#30. I realized that improvisers should probably always have time off. But musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute - unless something drastic occurs. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#31. I don't like recording studios - except my own, which is just a little room above the garage. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#32. Creativity is what makes humanity move. We were created to participate. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#33. We accept so many things that come through the media; we get used to them, however vigilant we are. But for any creative art, you have to remain 110% conscious, and in a world that's losing consciousness, that's getting harder. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#34. You know, when people look at a tree, they look at the leaves; they don't look at the spaces between the leaves. They're focused on the tree. I think there's an awareness of spaces or it wouldn't look like a tree to them. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#35. If a person plays dissonance long enough, it will sound like consonance. It's a language that was alien and then it's less and less alien as it continues to live. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#36. Silence is the potential from which music can arise. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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