David Sanborn Quotes & Sayings

43 most famous David Sanborn quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 72 year old American musician born on Jul 30, 1945.

“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.”
“When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity and nuance because it just has a different kind of tone and spectrum than the electric bass.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“Jazz music by its very nature is just a conglomerate of a lot of different kinds of music.”
“As a melody instrument player, it's all about getting from one note to the next, and those intervals and how you navigate your way through these vertical structures of chords. You realize that everything's moving forward, and it's all linear.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“In regard to music, I just think that it's always best to have an attitude of being a perpetual student and always look to learn something new about music, because there's always something new to learn.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized and there's just no outlet, there's no venue for it, in terms of media.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“Its all about finding the right note at the right place and knowing when to leave well enough alone. And that's a lifelong quest.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“Music is just kind of an expression of who I am. It's what I do.”
David Sanborn Quotes
“Music is like an open sky. You know it's out there... and there you are.”
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“My drummer, Gene Lake, is Oliver Lake's son. So I certainly have wide tastes, in not only what I listen to, but what I play as well.”

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