” Before the work comes to you, you have to invent work. “


” I’ve been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It’s up to you, the only limit is the imagination. “


” I’ve performed solo for 20 years now, but I don’t do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music. “


” If you have music you want to play that no one asks you to play, you have to go out and find where you can play it. It’s called do or die. “


” If you listen to Louis Armstrong from 1929, you will never hear anything better than that really, and you will never hear anything more free than that. “


” If you’re trying to invent something new, you’re going to reach a lot of discouraging points, and most people give up. “


” It’s very important to go through periods where you sound just rotten and you know it, and you have to persevere or give up. “


” Play difficult and interesting things. If you play boring things, you risk losing your appetite. Saxophone can be tedious with too much of the same. “



All 8 Steve Lacy Quotes about You in picture


Before the work comes to you, you have to invent work.
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If you have music you want to play that no one asks you to play, you have to go out and find where you can play it. It
If you listen to Louis Armstrong from 1929, you will never hear anything better than that really, and you will never hear anything more free than that.
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Play difficult and interesting things. If you play boring things, you risk losing your appetite. Saxophone can be tedious with too much of the same.
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