Paul Bley

Paul Bley

pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s
I think all record companies should be run by a musician. Just as you wouldn't trust your health to an electrician.More Paul Bley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I anticipated all the changes in jazz because they were all problematical things, that I was dealing with myself. In New York in the late '50s, there were a lot of experiments being made on how to avoid playing popular standards and how to get improvising out of those constricting formats.More Paul Bley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Beatles came and everybody forgot about everything else. That was a friendly, together, hip interpersonal music, introducing electric sustain, and it captured the imagination of everybody. So improvising, even though it was in a very rich period in terms of impact on the public, the '6Os were very hard times on players financially.More Paul Bley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think we've all had enough of Coltrane saxophonists. There's a case of someone ruining a generation of saxophonists, as Louis Armstrong may have ruined a generation of trumpeters.More Paul Bley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I arrived in New York I was definitely the worst player in town! It was just a measure of how far I had to go. It took years, while I was at Juilliard I worked different weekends with different people.More Paul Bley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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