Joseph Jarman
Quotations


I've been fortunate in that I've been forced to move from zone to zone.

I've been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I've been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit.

Lotta people don't realize when you grow up with people, you have an affinity, a relationship you don't get with anyone else. After you're twenty years old, anyone you meet after that, it's different from the people you knew before.

Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.

People call to keep me abreast of what's going on.

So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with.

So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I'd been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music.

Actually, I don't consider myself a jazz legend or anything.

Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall.

Remember that we were all members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all.

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