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Benny Green Quotes and Sayings

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The magic can happen in a studio.
Special things can happen in a recording studio,
even though it may seem like a clinical environment
from the outside looking in.
- Benny Green

Actually, I've had very little classical training,
although I love listening to classical music very much.
- Benny Green

You know, there're no rules between Russell and I. We don't want to have to have to talk too much,
because it's really precious, really special to play music.
- Benny Green

Art was carrying me a lot of the time.
When you're accustomed to playing with Art,
and you play with other drummers, it's as if the bottom dropped out.
- Benny Green

 

I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program,
that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country.
Now I realize that I was lucky.
- Benny Green

The first time we performed as a duo,
we had already been playing together in various situations.
- Benny Green

I'm naturally going to react to that and he'll bring
out elements in my musical character that were lying dormant,
because I'm relating what he's playing.
- Benny Green

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Prior to that, I had associated this music with older people,
like my father.
- Benny Green

Just to have that sense of family, it gives you something
that you know you need to take care of for the rest of your life.
People gave it to him, and he passed it on to us.
- Benny Green

I don't really have a lot of hobbies.
I listen to a lot of spoken word.
I get books on tape.
- Benny Green

No, that's not it.
The first time we met was at Fat Tuesday's.
Benny was playing, this was, I think in 1989?
- Benny Green

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
- Benny Green

We have different personalities, but in a harmonious way,
I'd say.
Anyway, we were booked to play at the festival as a duo;
and we decided we wouldn't have any rehearsal.
- Benny Green

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk.
My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's
Dream' almost every day from the time I was born.
- Benny Green

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention
with the Jazz Messengers.
He would take young people with a potential and help
them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
- Benny Green

Ray had so much love of life and the music.
He had so much integrity.
He treated the music with so much dignity and respect.
I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown's trio.
Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.
- Benny Green

Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo,
if I want to do something completely spontaneous,
I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians,
or if it's something that's rehearsed.
- Benny Green

Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment,
I put on one of their records, and there are examples
there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching;
they'll never be eclipsed.
- Benny Green

I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in,
the communication feels great here with Russell.
He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares.
- Benny Green

We have fun, we listen to one another,
we challenge one another, we trust one another.
We're doing what we enjoy, and we're not just playing for each other,
we're playing for the people.
- Benny Green

Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be
able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers,
of going and playing gigs with other drummers,
gave me the chance to realize that it was not just
me that was making it happen.
- Benny Green

I think there's a natural chemistry between us as friends;
and there's really no separation between the rapport
that we feel when we're in conversation and when we're playing music,
it's one in the same.
- Benny Green

I have similar feelings, actually.
The intimacy of a club: you can see the people,
you can almost feel them; you can't beat that.
People will say things, and shout out,
it's almost like they're up on the bandstand with you.
- Benny Green

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

I Find A Magical White Bunny In Every Rabbit Hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The power of the Wizard lives within me.
I call upon its magic at will - transforming Fear into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

This is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch out, I have a Magic Wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Always remember the three magic words: You're right dear.
- Anonymous

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we
are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
- Caroline Gordon

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,
a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of
magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
- J. B. Priestley

I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny.
I thought it was a magic thing.
I never got one until just before I went to art school.
- Brian Eno

After being in Harry Potter, I believe a bit more in magic than I did before.
- Rupert Grint

There's only one word for that - magic darts!
- Sid Waddell

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin, and then the work will be completed.
- Jean Anouilh

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the
talent that rubs against it.
- William Bernbach

Words to me were magic.
You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds
of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever.
It was amazing to me that words had this power.
- Amy Tan

A dream doesn't become reality through magic;
it takes sweat,
determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell

There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for
those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history.
- Frank B. Kellogg

If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day.
- Sandy Koufax

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant,
irrevocable bond.
- James Earl Jones

There is no way that you can ever really repeat something.
I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured.
- Brian May

Doing the right thing for someone else was like a tonic for me;
it was like some magic ointment that made a wound disappear.
- Susie Bright

When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage.
He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close.
He didn't want to see the magic.
- Nia Vardalos

Oh, I think, watching Magic, him being one of my...
I'm one of his biggest fans, and just trying to emulate what he did,
going out on the playground, and also playing with older guys.
- Jason Kidd

Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire,
and it screamed.
It's a game!
The magic spells in it are as real as the gold.
Try retiring on that stuff.
- Gary Gygax

The screen is a magic medium.
It has such power that it can retain interest as it
conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
- Stanley Kubrick

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women.
I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine
and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
- Alice Hoffman


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