Find the best quotes by Keith Jarrett.
Music always turns into music. As soon as I play a key, push a key down, there’s no theory any more. When I go and…
I’m not talking ideas, or even presentation. It’s like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player – like your skin…
I realized that improvisers should probably always have time off. But musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute…
I can’t even tolerate my own playing on electric keyboards. It’s not about the musical ideas – the sound itself is toxic. It’s like eating…
When you’re up against an electric band like that, it’s like you’re on two separate planets.
We really never know what we’re gonna play when we get on stage.
If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it?
If I’m not a jazz player all the time, I’ve at least been cued in to what I do by jazz.
I don’t like recording studios – except my own, which is just a little room above the garage.
I am a romantic, I admit it.
We accept so many things that come through the media; we get used to them, however vigilant we are. But for any creative art, you…
When you’re on stage you have a very strange knowledge of what the audience is. It isn’t exactly a sound – it’s a hum, like…
I’m my own most merciless critic onstage.
I actually get a metallic taste in my mouth when I think about electric music.
I cannot say what I think is right about music. I only know the rightness of it.
If a person plays dissonance long enough, it will sound like consonance. It’s a language that was alien and then it’s less and less alien…
Your own music comes out of your head and emotions, but it’s not etched in your system.
The way I think about the practicing, it is my undercover work.
Once we’re inside a tune, we can do anything with it.
Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.
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