Horace Silver Quotes

The ensemble playing is as clean as a whistle. The band plays in tune and with dynamics. Also there is some fine arranging and orchestrating going on here and the soloists perform at top level.

We all have to open our minds stretch forth take chances and venture out musically to try and arrive at something new and different.

I personally do not believe in politics hatred or anger in my musical composition.

Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate in order to get the most out of it. You must absorb it.

Basically my influences have been American influences. It's been blues gospel swing era music bebop music Broadway show music classical music.

Jazz is not background music.

I had the house rhythm section at a club called the Sundown in Hartford. Stan Getz came up and played with us.

Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles.