Jan Hammer - Quotes

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Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen.

Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen.

The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone.

The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone.

Still for fun, I play the drums, but I don't do much recording with them. ---->>>

You never know what you find once you really get going. ---->>>

I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years. ---->>>

My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer. ---->>>

The band couldn't have happened anywhere else in the world but New York. That was the catalyst.

The band couldn't have happened anywhere else in the world but New York. That was the catalyst.

It was very hard to get any records, so the only source for us to really hear what was happening was listening to the Voice of America. We would be taping all the broadcast and then sharing the tapes and talking about it. ---->>>

It's not really that I didn't want to perform at all. What I didn't want to do was try to put together a band, rehearse, on my own. You know what I mean? ---->>>

The problem that I have is with the music business. For some reason it seems almost impossible to get anything, any music, released which includes improvisation or soloing. ---->>>

Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music. ---->>>

I spent well over a year on the road with Sarah Vaughn. That was amazing. ---->>>

I'm so far removed from live playing any more. ---->>>

Biography

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Born: 04-17, 1948
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Occupation: Musician

Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-born American musician, composer and record producer. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores for television and film including "Miami Vice Theme" and "Crockett's Theme", from the popular 1980s program, Miami Vice (wikipedia)