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Dave Brubeck Quotes

And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.

I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.

I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.

I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.

It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.

Jazz is about the only form of art existing today in which there is freedom of the individual without the loss of group contact.

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.

We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.