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I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician
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"I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician"

- Dave Van Ronk

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In this quote, Dave Van Ronk reflects on his decision to distance himself from the popular patterns in jazz music. By "cutting himself off from the mainstream," he suggests that he deliberately chose to not follow the popular designs and techniques that were dominating the jazz scene at the time. This decision may have been viewed as unconventional or even risky, however Van Ronk believes that it eventually benefited him as an artist. By not conforming to the mainstream, he had the ability to develop his own unique design and sound, which set him apart from other musicians and helped him stick out in the market. This quote highlights the significance of uniqueness and remaining real to oneself in the pursuit of creative expression.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Dave Van Ronk between June 30, 1936 and February 10, 2002. He/she was a famous Musician from USA. The author also have 19 other quotes.

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