In this post, you will find great David Sanborn Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I look at the artistic process as like experiencing the world, channeling it through your personality and sending it back out there. That’s the process.
Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.
I have a certain temperament, a disposition that I think lends itself to not playing outside the lines that much. But I do test the boundaries, certainly, and break one or two of my own. Some people are mystified by it, but not me.
It’s tough to be in a relationship with a musician, because it reads sometimes as this ego and self-involvement when it’s really just concentration and focus.
I’m moved by a lot of different kinds of music, whether it’s pop music or R&B or straight-ahead jazz or free or opera or music from all parts of the world.
Jazz music should be inclusive. Smooth jazz to me rules out a certain kind of drama and a certain tension that I think all music needs. Especially jazz music, since improvising is one of the cornerstones of what jazz is. And when you smooth it out, you take all the drama out of it.
Jazz music by its very nature is just a conglomerate of a lot of different kinds of music.
While St. Louis is technically regarded as part of the Mid–West, it’s actually – geographically and emotionally – more part of the South. I mean, the sensibility of St. Louis is really very much that of a Southern Mississippi river-town.
Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized and there’s just no outlet, there’s no venue for it, in terms of media.