Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz

Some choice quotes:

“It’s our job to know what we’re playing; it’s the audience’s job to feel what we’re playing. And if they have to know what you’re playing to appreciate it, you fail.”

“When they talked about Coltrane or they talked about Miles, they talked about how the music made them feel. They never once talked about a specific chord structure that they thought was great.”

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