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In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead. David Amram#Ahead 67
David Amram#Ahead 67
In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change. David Amram#Ahead 67
In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about. David Amram#Almost 65
David Amram#Almost 65
That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done. David Amram#Anyone 62
David Amram#Anyone 62
Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture. David Amram#Education 61
David Amram#Education 61
Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village. David Amram#Became 53
David Amram#Became 53
Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot. David Amram#Esquire 46
David Amram#Esquire 46
The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us. David Amram#Art 45
David Amram#Art 45
The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty. David Amram#Anyone 40
David Amram#Anyone 40
That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music. David Amram#Poetry 39
David Amram#Poetry 39
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