Art Blakey Quotes

 

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America, no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa.

— Art Blakey

You can’t seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues – you can’t seperate it. Because that’s where it all started, and that’s where it all come from – that’s where I learned to keep rhythm – in church.

— Art Blakey

A name doesn’t make the music. It’s just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.

— Art Blakey

Music washes away the dust of every day life.

— Art Blakey

Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life.

— Art Blakey

What ever truth drops on it eventually grinds to a powder.

— Art Blakey

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