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Branford Marsalis Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
Branford Marsalis Topics
If it's not going to sound like Terrapin Station, what's the point of playing Terrapin Station?
If I were like a lot of other people, then it wouldn't be fun; but since I'm like me, it's okay.
I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.
I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.
I think that if you keep banging at the door all you need is a little foothold, a little tiny foothold, and then the rest will take care of itself.
I suspect that we might actually start selling some records with these artists in about 10 years. Some the people who invested, they're a little tight-because it's a lot of money to start up a company.
I like to make records sound good. I'm more like a reducer than a producer. If an artist cannot produce themselves, what's the point?
I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show.
Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.
Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.
A lot of musicians have a tough time hearing what we're doing in a trio format.
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