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.
If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it?
We really never know what we’re gonna play when we get on stage.
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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