Brookmeyer: Jazz is One Human Being Talking to Others

Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer: “What you are producing should be a human sound. The metal instrument is just a thing you use. Jazz is a personal expression. A jazzman should be saying what he feels. He’s one human being talking to others, telling his story – and that means humor and sadness, joy, all the things that humans have.”

Source: Bob Brookmeyer: Strength and Simplicity, by Bill Coss. Down Beat, 1/19/61

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