Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate upon it in order to get the most of it. You must absorb most of it. The harmonies within the music can relax, soothe, relax, and uplift the mind when you concentrate upon and absorb it. Jazz music stimulates the minds and uplifts the souls of those who play it was well as of those who listen to immerse themselves in it. As the mind is stimulated and the soul uplifted, this is eventually reflected in the body.
“We all have to open our minds, stretch forth, take chances and venture out musically to try and arrive at something new and different.”
Horace Silver died of natural causes in New Rochelle, New York, on June 18, 2014. He was 85
“I think people who create and write, it actually does flow – just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they right it down. It’s simple.”
― Paul McCartney
“What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song.”
― Paul McCartney
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