What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.
I am a composer first and foremost, and have always believed that being able to write memorable melodies is what sets Musicians apart. My songs bring images to the listener's mind. The object is to transport my listeners to another place, some place sacred and spiritual that will make them glad they took the ride.bradley joseph
I think audiences come to hear older Musicians like me just to see if we can pick up a horn without falling over.
Today Musicians listen to see who makes the most money on a style, and then they set to copying him. And they don't copy the ones that are beautiful, creative and good.Charles Mingus
Jazz Musicians are not demigods. Theyare warm, vulnerablehumanbeings with a desperateneedtogo on paying the rent.
It takes perhaps a thousand poor Musicians to produce one virtuoso.
Jazz Musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere if theyare serious about this music? There is no valid motivation for it other than loveoutlaw motivation in a profit-motivated society.
I don't think it's very easy to make friends with Musicians. We're all a bit paranoid. It soon becomes very heavy.ian anderson
"These differences can make it difficult for female Musicians to enter male-dominated musical cultures."holly kruse
I’ve always chosen all my own material; no one ever told me what to sing or how to sing it, but I’ve always been pressured intensely to use Musicians outside of my band.jane monheit
A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But Musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.leopold stokowski
I went down to London with the idea that I was going to do vocals over this crazy, crazy trip-hop digital beat. Within two or three months, I heard Hunky Dory by David Bowie and that changed me in one way, and I realized what I actually wanted was to have an E Street Band — individuals, not session Musicians.kt tunstall
The attitude of foreign to English Musicians is unsympathetic, self-opinionated and pedantic. They believe that their tradition is the only one (this is specially true of the Viennese) and that anything that is not in accordance with that tradition is "wrong" and arises from insular ignorance.ralph vaughan williams
Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity. ... There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, Musicians read but too little the book of Nature.claude debussy
We wanted to show the influence Cuban music has had on Musicians from all over, so we invited 25 of the top Latin Musicians in the world, and it was a great honor they paid me. Some of them are actually inventors, like Cachao, the Cuban bassist creditied with creating mambo.gloria estefan
This blend of Musicians on '90 Millas' is historically significant on a number of levels. This is the first and quite possibly the last time that all of these legendary artists will play together on one CD.gloria estefan
Getting this caliber of Musicians together [for "90 Millas" CD in September of 2007] is almost impossible to do again.gloria estefan
Like most artists and Musicians, I considered myself detached from the political life…but I had an insight that maybe we would have a political contribution to make in the future.gilberto gil
“No praise could be sufficient for those courageous Musicians whom we left behind. They were heroes to a man.”steve turner
Astronomers... have a common ground for discussion with Musicians in the harmony of the stars and musical concords in tetrads and triads of the fourth and the fifth, and with geometricians in the subject of vision; and in all other sciences many points, perhaps all, are common so far as the discussion of them is concerned. But the actual undertaking of works which are brought to perfection by the hand and its manipulation is the function of those who have been specially trained to deal with a single art.vitruvius
Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four) I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and Musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse.howard zinn
I'm very proud to be Jewish and a big part of me being a creative person comes from being Jewish. The eccentricity in Jewish Musicians really connects with me.thomas cohen
Brothers, I have received medals and honors from every civilized country, but I feel this honor above all, due to the fact that this is given to me by a group of university bandsmen who are furthering the great work to which I have dedicated my life. The ideals as set forth by the Fraternity could not help but make better men and better college band Musicians.John Philip Sousa
Because most rappers started out with a DJ playing records for musical accompaniment (no live Musicians), many rap records are based around the chords and bass lines of popular songs.
He played tune after forbidden tune, and the professional Musicians put professional expressions of scorn upon their faces; but beneath the table several feet were tapping in slow time with the music.
"There is a view that jazz is 'evil' because it comes from evil people, but actually the greatest priests on 52nd Street and on the streets of New York City were the Musicians. They were doing the greatest healing work. They knew how to punch through music that would cure and make people feel good."