Branford Marsalis Quotes

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Branford Marsalis Quotes

Pop doesnt really look back. It cant. What makes pop work is simplicity.
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The whole point is, give me a break with the standards. You go to the average jazz label and suggest a record and they want to know which standards you're going to play. I'm saying let's break the formula.

— Branford Marsalis

Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.

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I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.

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You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't.

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There's a certain kind of motion and pacing that our music has, and this just doesn't have that. We just kind of rushed to the conclusion of most of the songs. I just would've preferred to done them over.

— Branford Marsalis

Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you.

— Branford Marsalis

You don't know what you like, you like what you know. In order to know what you like, you have to know everything.

— Branford Marsalis

There is not a sentence in the world that could respectfully do justice to the life and music of Jerry Garcia.

— Branford Marsalis

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