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The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago. - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong


By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. - Duke Ellington


One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it. - Mahalia Jackson


It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage. - Isadora Duncan


New York seems conducted by jazz, animated by it. It is essentially a city of rhythm. - Anais Nin


Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary. - Francois Sagan