Music is a big source of inspiration; Music Thinking is the mentality to use musical findings in collaboration. From business to private.
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The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10.000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.
WHEN YOU ARE UP TO YOUR NECK IN SHIT, ALL YOU CAN DO IS SING.
Once you free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want.
You can’t innovate on nothing.
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two.
Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.
If it sounds clean and slick, I've been doing it too long.
As soon as i hear myself hearing a familiar melody i take the mouthpiece out of my mouth. i let some measure go by. improvising means coming in with a completely clean slate from the first note ... the most important thing is to get away from the fixed functions.
We train ourselves over a period of years to be able to hear rhythms and anticipate combinations of sounds before they actually happen.
roland hanna, pianist about working together with bass player richard davis
I feel that Jazz is not so much a style as a process of making music.
I JUMP ‘EM FROM OTHER WRITERS BUT I ARRANGE ‘EM MY OWN WAY.
BLIND WILLIE MC TELL
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