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1. "The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life's work."
Author: Ahmet Ertegun
2. "I felt I had an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great soul musicians of the past, who made a lot of social and political commentary through their music."
Author: Aloe Blacc
3. "Just because you put super great musicians together, it doesn't mean you're going to have that chemistry as a band."
Author: Brian Setzer
4. "I did a concert... in September with the Berlin Philharmonic... They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them."
Author: Cecilia Bartoli
5. "It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
6. "God is the comic shepherd who gets more of a kick out of that one lost sheep once he finds it again than out of the ninety and nine who had the good sense not to get lost in the first place. God is the eccentric host who, when the country-club crowd all turned out to have other things more important to do that come live it up with him, goes out into the skid rows and soup kitchens and charity wards and brings home a freak show. The man with no legs who sells shoelaces at the corner. The old woman in the moth-eaten fur coat who makes her daily rounds of the garbage cans. The old wino with his pint in a brown paper bag. The pusher, the whore, the village idiot who stands at the blinker light waving his hand as the cars go by. They are seated at the damask-laid table in the great hall. The candles are all lit and the champagne glasses filled. At a sign from the host, the musicians in their gallery strike up "Amazing Grace."
Author: Frederick Buechner
7. "I believe, from reading biographies, that the great musicians have also been great cooks: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach. I think I've worked out why this is - unsociable hours, plus general creativity."
Author: Jamie Cullum
8. "I love Fun. They're great guys. They're incredible artists and musicians."
Author: Janelle Monae
9. "Yes, but the great thing about all the people - and I don't think there is any exception - who I've worked with is they've all been very, very talented musicians."
Author: Joan Armatrading
10. "Great musicians accept everything that they hear and find something good. They take what they like and they throw away what they don't like."
Author: John Zorn
11. "For about seven years. I really like it there. There are a lot of great musicians. The scene is very open. A lot of stuff going on. People's ears are really open, they are not closed. A lot of scenes here, people just get tunnel vision and are into one thing."
Author: John Zorn
12. "I've followed the lives of great musicians and have learned that you don't have to always write in pain. You have all of your past experiences, feelings, and thoughts that you can turn on when you need them and turn off when you don't."
Author: Kaki King
13. "THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time. It was very cool playing with so many great musicians as it helped me to learn."
Author: Ken Hensley
14. "Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere."
Author: Maurice Saatchi
15. "I'm not a great inventor from scratch. What I do is to use, steal, acquire, reproduce or re-cycle music from other musicians."
Author: Michael Nyman
16. "I think Bach is equally a romantic composer because he laid the seeds harmonically for people like Chopin and the great Romantics, Brahms, so it's difficult to you know all this like labelling and putting - I think Bach is attractive to musicians because he supersedes the labels."
Author: Nigel Kennedy
17. "It's probable that in the artistic hierarchy birds are the greatest musicians existing on our planet."
Author: Olivier Messiaen
18. "It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic."
Author: Robert Wyatt
19. "It's great to have all this stuff at home. But when you want to make it for real, there's still nothing like making music with a bunch of other great musicians in the same room. That's one thing that'll never change."
Author: Ronnie Milsap
20. "People need to put my music in a perspective where they use other established artists from the past, and almost all the names I see related to my music are great musicians."
Author: Sondre Lerche
21. "I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs."
Author: Sonny Rollins
22. "Write all the time. I believe in writing every day, at least a thousand words a day. We have a strange idea about writing: that it can be done, and done well, without a great deal of effort. Dancers practice every day, musicians practice every day, even when they are at the peak of their careers – especially then. Somehow, we don't take writing as seriously. But writing – writing wonderfully – takes just as much dedication."
Author: Theodora Goss
23. "Edwin Land of Polaroid talked about the intersection of the humanities and science. I like that intersection. There's something magical about that place. There are a lot of people innovating, and that's not the main distinction of my career. The reason Apple resonates with people is that there's a deep current of humanity in our innovation. I think great artists and great engineers are similar in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In fact some of the best people working on the original Mac were poets and musicians on the side. In the seventies computers became a way for people to express their creativity. Great artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were also great art science. Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone, not just how to be a sculptor."
Author: Walter Isaacson
24. "I think that what trips up a lot of great musicians is that they become involved with too many things that aren't where their strengths lie."
Author: Will Oldham

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