Jazz is conflict and it's compromise, and it's new every time. It's brand new every night. It's very, very exciting. And it's dying. It's dying on the vine. And the world says, "Let it die. It had its time." Well, not on my watch!
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.
Keith in La La Land
Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
I still love the whole history of jazz. The old things sound better than ever.
I listen to old jazz and classical music, and that's it.