domingo, noviembre 19, 2006

Sunday Post: John Coltrane "My favourite things"

Just stop whatever you are doing and enjoy!

Listening to Coltrane and specially to this tune is one of my favourite things.

Quotes by "the Train":
“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.”

“Sometimes I wish I could walk up to my music for the first time, as if I had never heard it before. Being so inescapably a part of it, I’ll never know what the listener gets, what the listener feels, and that’s too bad.”

“All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.”

“Sometimes I’d think I was making music through the wrong end of a magnifying glass.”

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being … When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups … I want to speak to their souls.”

“I’m into scales right now.”

“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.”

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.”

All quotes taken from Photo Matt.

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