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“The piano ain't got no wrong notes.”
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“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”
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“A genius is the one most like himself.”
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“You've been making the wrong mistakes.”
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“Where’s jazz going? I don’t know. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
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tags: jazz
“It's always night, or we wouldn't need light.”
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“They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”
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“Don't play everything (or every time); let some things go by… What you don't play can be more important than what you do.”
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“I’m famous. Ain’t that a bitch?”
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tags: fame
“You've got to dig it to dig it, you dig?”
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tags: jazz, music
“Monk's reasons for dancing during a performance: "I get tired sitting down at the piano! That way I can dig the rhythm better.”
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“YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG IT, YOU DIG? ... ~ Thelonious Monk”
Thelonious Monk, A Thelonious Monk Study Album
tags: jazz


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