Keith Jarrett - Quotes

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Once we're inside a tune, we can do anything with it. ---->>>

One thing you learn: if you want to reveal yourself, you also have to know where to stop. ---->>>

You know, when people look at a tree, they look at the leaves; they don't look at the spaces between the leaves. They're focused on the tree. I think there's an awareness of spaces or it wouldn't look like a tree to them. ---->>>

I am a romantic, I admit it.

I am a romantic, I admit it.

The way I think about the practicing, it is my undercover work. ---->>>

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 have to remain 110% conscious, and in a world that's losing consciousness, that's getting harder. ---->>>

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 hear a sound on the keyboard, all theories go out the window. ---->>>

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 as it continues to live. ---->>>

I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak. ---->>>

I actually get a metallic taste in my mouth when I think about electric music. ---->>>

If I'm not a jazz player all the time, I've at least been cued in to what I do by jazz. ---->>>

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute. ---->>>

If you already have a piece of music ingrained in your body, why would you not play it? ---->>>

Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple. ---->>>

We really never know what we're gonna play when we get on stage. ---->>>

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 the streets. ---->>>

When you're up against an electric band like that, it's like you're on two separate planets. ---->>>

Your own music comes out of your head and emotions, but it's not etched in your system. ---->>>

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 - unless something drastic occurs. ---->>>

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 or your heart. ---->>>

I'm my own most merciless critic onstage. ---->>>

I don't like recording studios - except my own, which is just a little room above the garage. ---->>>

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 plastic broccoli. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 05-08, 1945
Occupation: Composer

Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945) is an American jazz and classical music pianist. Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music (wikipedia)