Carla Bley Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Carla Bley quotes and sayings (musician). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Carla Bley Quotes
“I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food.”
“When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“I don't need much coaxing.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.”
Carla Bley Quotes
“I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.”

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