Facts about Les Baxter

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Les Baxter was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between March 14, 1922 and January 15, 1996.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Les, under the main topic Music.

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Famous quotes by Les Baxter (20)


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"That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing"
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"I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work"
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"You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all"
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"I'm not an intellectual composer"
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"I write emotional music"
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"I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible"
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"I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them"
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"I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste"
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"I love doing concert music"
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"Well, that's the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it"
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"Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way"
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"Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers"
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"I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion"
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"I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each"
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"I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit"
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"In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach"
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"I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits"
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"When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30"
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"Any good music must be an innovation"
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"Any good music must be an innovation"


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