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Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by Bijoux, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    I just received an email with these quotes this morning. I thought many of you would enjoy it.
    I like the girls to match the upholstery of the car. -Charlie Barnet-

    I wish you wouldn't make the strings such an important part of your
    arrangements because frankly they're only a tax dodge! -Tommy Dorsey (to
    arranger Nelson Riddle)-

    Tastes are created by the business interests. How else can you explain
    popularity of Al Hirt?-Charles Mingus-

    The outer space beings are my brothers. They sent me here. They already
    my music. -Sun Ra-

    I discovered early in life that if you take gym first period, you can go
    into the wrestling room and sit in the corner and sleep. -Paul Desmond-

    I was very happy and secure until I went into the army. Then I started
    feel there was something I should know that I didn't know. -Bill Evans-

    Jazz is the folk music of the machine age. -Paul Whiteman-

    Are big bands coming back? Sure, every football season. -Woody Herman-

    Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread-without it, it's flat. -Carmen

    Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making
    Finn an honorary Boy Scout. -Melvin Maddocks-

    I don't want no drummer. I set the tempo. -Bessie Smith-

    I am the world's laziest writer. -Oscar Peterson-

    If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my
    -Charles Mingus -

    Miles was a soul man, a sound, a black Humphrey Bogart. He was also an
    insufferable p****. -Albert Goldman-

    It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. -Dizzy Gillespie-

    I don't mind being the butt of a joke-if it's a funny joke. -Kenny G.-

    Those people were mavericks. The only person who wanted them was me. I
    was Gene Krupa hard to get? Was Bunny Berigan hard to get? -Benny

    I spent a lot of time playing in miserable places that were not a lot of
    fun. Somebody once said it is character building and I was like 'My
    character is just fine.'-Diana Krall-

    It's not the mistakes that count, it's what you do after them that
    -Thelonious Monk-
  2. "If a cat acts to hip then you know he can't play ****"
    -Miles Davis-
  3. Ray Brown (to young pianist): Say, what does that piano say on the front?

    Pianist: Its says "Steinway," Ray.

    Ray: Well, don't play anything below the "S" and we're gonna get along just fine.
    StudioStuntz likes this.

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