Facts about Lee Konitz

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Lee Konitz is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born October 13, 1927.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Lee.

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Famous quotes by Lee Konitz (27)


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"Names and theoretical things don't occur to me. If they do, I'm not doing my real playing mode"
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"I listen to classical music very much. There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to"
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"Most jazz players work out their solos, at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary"
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"We all learn from each other, and I never really hung out with guys in that way, so I missed out"
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"Labels don't mean anything to me. I'm trying to play as passionately as I'm able to. If they want to call that cool, that's fine. Just spell the name right, is the formula"
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"It's very demanding to make up your own music"
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"I'd like to feel that whatever I play is a result of whatever I've heard"
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"I love Indian music very much, but I haven't studied that specifically"
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"I have been able to get a small audience. It's not the huge audience, but it's enough to make it possible to play. I appreciate that"
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"Bernstein grew up in my building in New York. He's a very, very fine player. When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was going on in the world of jazz"
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"As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be some jazz"
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"Out of Coltrane's whole history, there are things which I think are great from all the periods"
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"It was 100 percent music. There was no ego involved, no attitudes, no black and white, it was pure music"
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"Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet"
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"After playing now for 60 years, it's still very challenging for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way"
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"A first love always occupies a special place"
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"In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician. He does some things which are just phenomenal"
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"I wish that person outside would stop coughing"
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"I understood that if I wanted to work, the saxophone was the main instrument. The clarinet was what we call a double"
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"I just completed a tour in Europe. I played every night. This requires traveling some days for six hours in a van or a train or a car. After six weeks of that, I checked into the hotel and just fell apart"
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"I hear many extra-musical things somehow in Coltrane"
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"Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers. I'm not saying one way is better than another"
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"I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don't want to know that. I just want to know that there's a combination of notes that makes a sound"
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"You just keep playing. If someone special comes along and organizes it in a new way, then you'll have another approach and everybody will jump on it to try to learn"
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"Sound is the first thing that we tune into"
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"I always felt as a horn player, a jam session wasn't satisfying enough for me. I should have been a rhythm section player, actually"
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"A lot of bands were doing remotes from ballrooms around the country"


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