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Charlie Parker
(1920-1955) born on
Aug 29
US musician. Yardbird was a legendary jazz saxophonist and co-creator of "bebop."
         
   
F
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

R
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
A
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born.
N
Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.
K
Any musician who says he is playing better either on tea, the needle, or when he is juiced, is a plain straight liar . . . You can miss the most important years of your life, the years of possible creation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya," by Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, 1955.
R: In "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya," by Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, 1955.
A: c. 1939, In "Masters of Jazz," by Gerald Arnaud and Jacques Chesnel, 1991.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya," by Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, 1955.
   


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