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Miles Davis Quotes

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs
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And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
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When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
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When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
Together is my favorite place to be
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A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
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I’ll play it and tell you what it is later  (Miles Davis Quotes) Do not fear mistakes. There are none.  (Miles Davis Quotes) [Prince] could very well be the Duke Ellington of Rock ‘n’ Roll  (Miles Davis Quotes) I’ll play it first and figure out what it’s called later  (Miles Davis Quotes) A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear  (Miles Davis Quotes) Monk taught me more about music composition than anyone else on 52nd Street  (Miles Davis Quotes) In music, silence is more important than sound  (Miles Davis Quotes) If you’re not nervous then you’re not paying attention  (Miles Davis Quotes) I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later  (Miles Davis Quotes) Is that what you wanted, alfred?  (Miles Davis Quotes) Is that what you wanted, alfred?  (Miles Davis Quotes) If you understood everything I said, you’d be me  (Miles Davis Quotes) Coltrane was moving out of jazz into something else. And certainly Miles Davis was doing the same thing  (Miles Davis Quotes) Miles Davis fully embraced possibilities and delved into it. He was criticized heavily from the jazz side. He was supposed to be part of a tradition, but he didn’t consider himself part of a tradition  (Miles Davis Quotes) I used to be friends with Miles Davis. He didn’t like many folks. I lived across the street from him  (Miles Davis Quotes) I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis’ direction  (Miles Davis Quotes) Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse  (Miles Davis Quotes) I look at people like Picasso and Da Vinci and Escher and Miles Davis, and they’ll write or paint that one definitive masterpiece of maybe 50 that they have that’s really trying to go outside the box, trying to do something that’s tough. And then when you accomplish it, you look back and go, ‘Yeeaaaah - masterpiece.’  (Miles Davis Quotes) Back in the day for me was a great time in my life - I was in my 20s. Most people refer to their experiences in their twenties as being a highlight in their life. It’s a period of time where you often develop your own way, your own sound, your own identity, and that happened with me, when I was with a great teacher - Miles Davis  (Miles Davis Quotes) I got a chance to work with Miles Davis, and that changed everything for me, ‘cause Miles really encouraged all his musicians to reach beyond what they know, go into unknown territory and explore. It’s made a difference to me and the decisions that I’ve made over the years about how to approach a project in this music  (Miles Davis Quotes) So much of what I create has been due to the influence of Miles Davis and Donald Byrd, and so many of those that have passed on. Their music, their legacy lives on with the rest of us because we are so highly influenced by their experience and what they have given us  (Miles Davis Quotes) Footballers can be like artists when the mind and body are working as one. It is what Miles Davis does when he plays free jazz - everything pulls together into one intense moment that is beautiful  (Miles Davis Quotes) As a bassist he could never really be a sideman. He was always the anchor. He drove the beat. even if it was behind Miles Davis’a horn  (Miles Davis Quotes) Monk was a gentle person, gentle and beautiful, but he was strong as an ox. And if I had ever said something about punching Monk out in front of his face - and I never did - then somebody should have just come and got me and taken me to the madhouse, because Monk could have just picked my little ass up and thrown me through a wall  (Miles Davis Quotes) I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I’m also in the lineage of a Miles Davis - you know, that liked nice things also  (Miles Davis Quotes) Dave Rocha is a mature and eminently musical improviser. His sumptuous tone and cafefully chosen notes embody real musical thought. His performance of ‘Dear Old Stockholm’ at Chez Hanny evoked favorable comparisons to Miles Davis’ classic recording  (Miles Davis Quotes) I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just done my Grade 5 piano exam, and I was quite cocky. I said, ‘It sounds like he’s played the wrong note there.’ I remember the look of horror on my dad’s face, and thinking, ‘Wow, I have to figure out why that is not acceptable.’  (Miles Davis Quotes) Miles Davis, his parents migrated from Arkansas to Illinois, where he had the luxury of being able to practice for hours upon hours. He never would have been able to do that in the cotton country of Arkansas  (Miles Davis Quotes) I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the 60s and 70s  (Miles Davis Quotes) I wanted very much to be Miles Davis when I was a boy, but without the practice. It just looked like an endless road  (Miles Davis Quotes)
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