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Gerry Mulligan Quotes and Sayings

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This life of being a transient human being has gotten
to a point when it's very hard to bear.
- Gerry Mulligan

You can make a saxophone into an electric organ;
you can do everything with it.
- Gerry Mulligan

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way,
rather than a band way.
- Gerry Mulligan

People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing;
I don't understand about that nonsense.
It's like, all instruments are there to use all the time.
- Gerry Mulligan

 

In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.
- Gerry Mulligan

The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts
was to play this new piece of mine.
- Gerry Mulligan

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

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The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony
orchestra into the kind of dynamic,
rhythmic thing.
- Gerry Mulligan

I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with.
- Gerry Mulligan

Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked
closer with the bass than most players.
- Gerry Mulligan

So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up
the money for the baritone.
- Gerry Mulligan

I like what I hear other guys doing,
but the thing that really attracts me is melodic playing.
- Gerry Mulligan

The other saxophones, except as solo instruments,
really don't have much point in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto
to any great extent in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz
dance band has gone through many evolutions.
For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
- Gerry Mulligan

Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody,
ultimately.
- Gerry Mulligan

When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go
back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing.
- Gerry Mulligan

Then, of course, I played alto and tenor,
wherever there were jobs.
- Gerry Mulligan

The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying
such incredible success in the pop field.
- Gerry Mulligan

Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing
than playing in recent years.
- Gerry Mulligan

New York is still where I live most of the time.
- Gerry Mulligan

Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
- Gerry Mulligan

The baritone can serve functions that the alto and tenor cannot,
in orchestral voicing.
- Gerry Mulligan

When I began listening to saxophones,
I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins.
- Gerry Mulligan

I've appeared on some other people's albums.
- Gerry Mulligan

I've always wanted a C trumpet on top,
to have that same kind of facility without shouting.
- Gerry Mulligan

People are approaching electronic levels in music;
although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy.
- Gerry Mulligan

If you've only got one horn playing,
I still want the sense of ensemble.
- Gerry Mulligan

In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him.
You know, it's the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is:
what's available,
what somebody happens to play for you.
- Gerry Mulligan

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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