” They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art. “


” Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you. “


” If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. “


” You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. “


” I put quite a bit of study into the horn, that’s true. In fact, the neighbors threatened to ask my mother to move once, you know. “


” If you come on a band tense, you’re going to play tense. If you come a little bit foolish, act just a little bit foolish, and let yourself go, better ideas will come. “


” Ever since I’ve ever heard music, I thought it should be very clean, very precise – as clean as possible, anyway, and more or less tuned to people. Something they could understand, something that was beautiful, you know? “


” Definitely, study is absolutely necessary in all forms – it’s just like any talent that’s born within somebody. It’s just like a good pair of shoes when you put a shine on it, you know? Like, schooling brings out the polish of any talent. It happens anywhere in the world. “



All 8 Charlie Parker Quotes about You in picture


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If you come on a band tense, you
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