Gary Bartz quotes

  • Music is my religion. Music is the only thing that has never failed me. People let you down, music won't.
    -- Gary Bartz

    #Music #People #Music Is

  • For an individual fully to play himself, rather than to sound like someone else, is possibly the hardest thing to do.
    -- Gary Bartz

    #Play #Sound #Individual

  • I don't think my playing style has really changed over the years; it's just gotten better. I can hear the improvement in comparing older records and later records. I'm referring to soloing ability, to having a better sound, to knowing chords better, and getting rhythmically stronger. It also has to do with ideas - learning how to edit your ideas and being better able to follow ideas out to a logical conclusion.
    -- Gary Bartz

    #Thinking #Years #Ideas

  • I mean, the piano, of course, but I think the piano should be taught in school just like mathematics, just like reading, writing and arithmetic. I'd say reading, writing, arithmetic and rhythm. But that should be a prerequisite, because then the quality of music in the world at least in the United States, would be much better, if everyone knew something about the piano and about music, they would know this is not good. Right now, there is so much music out that's not good, but no one knows the public doesn't know.
    -- Gary Bartz

    #Reading #Writing #School

  • Lee Morgan used to stand behind me when I was playing a ballad and he'd be hollering, "Play the pretty notes, man, play the pretty notes." I thought I was playing the pretty notes, but you know, things like that help you to reach a little further.
    -- Gary Bartz

    #Men #Play #Littles

  • It's fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy. So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.

  • I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

  • There's the South Pole, said Christopher Robin, and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don't like talking about them.

  • My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.

  • Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

  • Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music.

  • Music is another planet.

  • Writing music is my therapy. It’s very purifying!

  • What you see with your eyes when you're making music is going to have a profound effect on what you hear.

  • Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.

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