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Kevin Eubanks Quotes


An American jazz guitarist and composer who was the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010.
(1957 - )

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After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick. It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand instead of using all your fingers.
 

Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this.
 

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing.
 

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
[Blessed]
 

I can pay my rent now. I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
 

I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
 

I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce. He's such a great musician.
 

I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
 

I love both my parents dearly.
 

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy. Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn. Sometimes you have to fight for it.
 

I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs.
 

I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
 

I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?
 

I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being.
 

I was playing violin for a long time, about 6 years. It takes a while. You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin.
 

I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me.
 

If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you're playing rock, you use a pick. There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than that's just the way it has been.
 

In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
 

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.
 

It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
 


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