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Evan Parker Quotes and Sayings

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But I think the record will actually come from tapes
that are not yet recorded.
- Evan Parker

Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution.
But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records
to understand the significance of the earlier records!
- Evan Parker

In a certain sense, aspects of my solo playing were
developed in order to test the theory about how long
particular elements could be,
as parts of so-called free improvisations.
- Evan Parker

You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations
has its strengths and its weaknesses.
- Evan Parker

 

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

To speak about notation as the only way that you can
guarantee structure of course is already very suspect.
- Evan Parker

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes
or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.
- Evan Parker

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If I think about the way I was drawn into the music,
it was much more by recordings than by live performances.
- Evan Parker

I've been to the studio several times,
and it's not that I'm not happy with what I've got,
but each time I come away, I feel that I've learned
something that I want to work on.
- Evan Parker

Improvisation is a compositional method.
- Evan Parker

I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without
being imitated by other instruments.
- Evan Parker

I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult
enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room!
What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway.
- Evan Parker

A kind of synthesis, but with some elements that perhaps
you wouldn't have expected in advance.
I always like that when that happens,
when something comes that is more than the sum of the parts.
- Evan Parker

Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity,
density of attacks, density of interaction...
Music that concentrates on those qualities is,
I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between
people sharing a common attitude,
a common language.
- Evan Parker

The argument we always used to use was that keeping
records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music,
but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span.
- Evan Parker

So I'm looking to the saxophone as a resource which
has its own unique set of possibilities.
I'm looking to exploit them and develop them and have
the fullest range of possibilities of the saxophone be known.
- Evan Parker

I think it's a great document of John Stevens' originality.
At that time he was already much more fully formed
in his conception than I was.
I was sort of struggling to keep up,
and sometimes it's pretty obvious.
- Evan Parker

So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach,
yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts,
perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer.
So it's a very pivotal moment that is documented there.
- Evan Parker

It's not like, I don't know, if Madonna has a new record out,
then everybody from Bangkok to Birmingham knows what
its called and can buy it the same week.
But our stuff is not in that mass market.
- Evan Parker

There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive,
and there's a character who works there,
Paul Wilson.
He takes a very special interest in the history of
the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes.
- Evan Parker

Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts,
and several other rather well known English jazz musicians
had got their training by joining the Air Force,
which was a pretty standard way for people to get some
kind of musical education in those days.
- Evan Parker

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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