Wisdom… (quotes of the month)

“Freedom is to make room where there isn’t any to start with. You take a music part. It seems there’s no freedom in there, but if you take the time, and if you understand what’s in the part, you’ll find as much freedom as you want. You can also throw the part away, sit down on the piano, play with your elbows and say: ‘This is freedom.’ Not for me. The most valuable freedom is the one which has strength, because it is won against something solid, something rigid.” – Bill Evans Interview with Jazz Magazine (France), 1965 (quoted at http://www.jazzquotations.com)

“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.” John Coltrane

“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.” John Coltrane


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