Facts about Carla Bley

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Carla Bley is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 79 years old and still alive, born May 11, 1938.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Carla.

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Famous quotes by Carla Bley (17)


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"One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'"
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"Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best"
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"I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener"
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"Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that"
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"Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is. Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it. It is sending and receiving"
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"I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance"
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"I write very slowly"
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"I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out"
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"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano"
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"When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key"
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"When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo"
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"I don't need much coaxing"
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"I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food"
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"When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything"
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"There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all"
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"It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke"
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"I still prefer the bebop of the '40s. The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle"


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