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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 was totally into jazz in my teens."
Author: Andy Summers
3. "Jazz needs the help. It's the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn't."
Author: Billy Higgins
4. "Growing up, I'd already decided I wanted to be a beatnik. A Bohemian poet, I thought. Or a musician. Maybe an artist. I'd dress in black turtlenecks and smoke Gitanes. I'd listen to cool jazz in clubs, getting up to read devastating truths from my notebook, leaning against the microphone, cigarette dangling from my hand."
Author: Charles De Lint
5. "A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting."
Author: Charlie Trotter
6. "I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation."
Author: George Shearing
7. "We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon."
Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
8. "I do find modern jazz quite tricky."
Author: Jane Asher
9. "A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm."
Author: Ken Burns
10. "I've mainly been sampling jazz because the tone of the chords are expressive in itself, so it's quite nice to write over. It's got interpretations of a lot of different genres, too, a lot of dubby-ness and experimental stuff."
Author: King Krule
11. "If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it's a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music."
Author: Lee Ritenour
12. "They always say that jazz doesn't sell, but it's a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out."
Author: Lester Bowie
13. "I love nineties stuff like Alice in Chains and Nine Inch Nails. It'd be my dream to have a Radiohead-themed episode of 'Glee.' I also love jazz greats like Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock."
Author: Mark Salling
14. "The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk - that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz - at a certain point."
Author: Matthew Shipp
15. "Change is always happening. That's one of the wonderful things about jazz music."
Author: Maynard Ferguson
16. "In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form."
Author: Mike Figgis
17. "I think the concept of polo that people had in the 1920s and the 1930s was much more accurate, when going to a polo match was seen as a great day out and great fun on a more popular level."
Author: Nacho Figueras
18. "On the radio I listen to the easy-listening stations, the jazz stations."
Author: Patti Page
19. "...men whose first coronary is coming like Christmas; who drift, loaded helplessly with commitments and obligations and necessary observances, into the darkening avenues of age and incapacity, deserted by everything that once made life sweet. These I have tried to remind of the excitement of jazz and tell where it may still be found."
Author: Philip Larkin
20. "I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio."
Author: Rita Coolidge
21. "I feel like certain people think that certain styles of music will taint their jazz style."
Author: Robert Glasper
22. "I am the twentieth century. I am the ragtime and the tango; sans-serif, clean geometry. I am the virgin's-hair whip and the cunningly detailed shackles of decadent passion. I am every lonely railway station in every capital of Europe. I am the Street, the fanciless buildings of government. the cafe-dansant, the clockwork figure, the jazz saxophone, the tourist-lady's hairpiece, the fairy's rubber breasts, the travelling clock which always tells the wrong time and chimes in different keys. I am the dead palm tree, the Negro's dancing pumps, the dried fountain after tourist season. I am all the appurtenances of night."
Author: Thomas Pynchon

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