When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
If you play music with passion and love and honesty, then it will nourish your soul, heal your wounds and make your life worth living. Music is it's own reward.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example than in the book of Nature.
Music is a therapy Far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
Mozart resolved his emotions on a level that transformed them into moods uncontaminated by mortal anguish, enabling him to express the angelic anguish that is so peculiarly his own.
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
Don't only practise your art Force your way into its secrets.
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a reed shaken in the wind.
In order to compose all you need to do is to remember a tune nobody has thought of.
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.
If you practise for ten years you may begin to please yourself,, after twenty years you may become a performer and please the audience,after thirty years you may even please the guru but you must practise for many years before you become a true artists then you may even please God.
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Real music is not for wealth not for honours or even the joy of the mind but as a path for realization and salvation.
Ustad Bismillah Khan
I try to give to my music the spiritual quality, very deep in the soul, which does something even if you are not realizing it or analyzing it - that's the duty of the music.
Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around.
By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one.
It bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling.
Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set then there would be peace.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.