Wise word, indeed. Play the wrong note at the right time and you’ll probably get away with it, but play the right now at the wrong time and it sounds awful.‘Music out of tune is bad music. Music out of time is just noise’
I cannot play a single gig or performance without that sage advice coming back to me. It has it all in so few words. I was told it as a kid by a brass player I once knew and it stuck with me.
I’ve heard that attributed to all sorts of sources, but Ellington sounds logical.There's only 2 kinds of music. Good music and bad music.
I thought it was Louis Armstrong but it was Duke Ellington. Apparently inspired by Italian composer Rossini.
Here's one by Louis Armstrong:
All music is folk music. Ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
I love the actual Armstrong quote. And he’s right, most music is Folk Music, in one sense or another.
Losing SRV was truly tragic.“The worst thing for me was that Stevie Ray had been sober for three years and was at his peak. When he played that night, he had all of us standing there with our jaws dropped. I mean, Robert Cray and Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy were just watching in awe. There was no one better than him on this planet. Really unbelievable,”
Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose.
Well, there’s that.I don't have the exact quote, and I'm not sure who said it, but...when a certain rhythm guitarist was asked why he doesn't play lead guitar, he replied, "it interferes with my drinking."
Charlie Mingus was once asked why he could play so well when he was drunk, and replied it was because he practiced while drunk.