” Pianos – if they don’t like what you’re saying, then they won’t talk back to you. And you want it to talk back to you. “


” You make a record because you have to chart your progress, not only for yourself, but for your audience. “


” Confidence is the key. When you’re playing something new, find the part you know very well and play it really strong. That’ll make you believe that you really do know it. “


” I play a Monk song, it’s like you get possessed. And then you have to break that spell. You have to remind yourself that you are an individual, or that you aren’t Thelonious Monk. “


” The great jazz radio stations have a duty to continue evolving their format just as audiences ask the musicians to evolve. How do you do that with a form of music that has 100 years of recorded history? How do you also keep it contemporary so you don’t isolate your listeners? These are major questions. “



All 5 Jason Moran Quotes about You in picture


Pianos - if they don
You make a record because you have to chart your progress, not only for yourself, but for your audience.


Confidence is the key. When you
I play a Monk song, it
The great jazz radio stations have a duty to continue evolving their format just as audiences ask the musicians to evolve. How do you do that with a form of music that has 100 years of recorded history? How do you also keep it contemporary so you don
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