Don Ellis - Quotes

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To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel.

To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel.

I got bored with the old way - it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out. ---->>>

I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass. ---->>>

Because when we are right there is not a band in the world that can touch us! ---->>>

If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world. ---->>>

On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Don Ellis
Nationality: American
Born: 07-25, 1934
Birthplace:
Die: 12-17, 1978
Occupation: Musician
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Donald Johnson "Don" Ellis (July 25, 1934 – December 17, 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader. He is best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of unusual time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, among other works contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups (wikipedia)