Facts about Norman Granz

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Norman Granz was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between August 6, 1918 and November 22, 2001.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Norman.

Related authors: Art Tatum

Famous quotes by Norman Granz (33)


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"There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards"
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"The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing"
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"I'm talking as a professional impresario. I'm not judging anybody at all"
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"For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind"
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"Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks"
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"When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find"
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"The record companies are interested in the kind of sales they can get from the rock groups"
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"Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent"
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"To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia. I've been doing that for 20 years"
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"The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price"
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"If you look at my audiences, even in Europe, they're hardly teenagers"
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"I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt they could justifiably continue to create"
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"As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what I think the majority of people will enjoy"
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"You will always find a few people in any area that would like things done completely their way"
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"My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business"
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"I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year, and in many cases, as many as six"
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"There are very few groups that really stay together. The leaders of groups make enough money to be able to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year"
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"The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz"
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"My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire"
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"I don't think that jazz, as any kind of an art form, has any permanence attached to it, apart from the practitioners of it"
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"I don't think I will ever do any tours again in the United States. I rather think that that's over with"
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"I don't know who's 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan"
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"Jazz was uplifted by what I did"
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"I'm concerned with trend. I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now"
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"I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe"
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"I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan"
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"I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it's a matter of dealing with reality. It's purely peripheral and, in many cases, it's just a facade"
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"Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents"
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"In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently. So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland"
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"If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good"
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"I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas"
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"Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it"
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"Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough"


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