David Sanborn Quotes


13 David Sanborn quotes:



"We're living in an age now where that's the business model. And it's kind of hard to operate economically in that kind of climate because it stifles creativity."
"I think Norah Jones is a perfect example. Here's somebody who was playing the music she wanted to play and did it with some conviction, and it happened to be at a moment in time when there was a highly receptive audience for that kind of music."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Example Quotes
"You're only as good as your last record."
"Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized and there's just no outlet, there's no venue for it, in terms of media."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Media 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."
"Well, I guess my unease with that is... I'm always a little uneasy with that phrase - smooth jazz, as opposed to what?"
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Jazz Quotes
"The audience is interested in different stuff, not the same old, same old."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"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."
"I'm somebody that pretty much operates by instinct, and I kind of have to follow my instincts."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"I'm just saying that the basic concept of creative freedom and growth creatively is a continuous process."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"My name is on the thing, but the reality of it is, when I get up there on stage, I'm part of a band. I'm part of a unit. It's like a basketball team."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"I think that that's the way the music grows and changes and becomes new and creative and vital. It's by synthesizing elements from all around it and not to maintain this kind of rigid myopic kind of tunnel vision, in a sense, trying to maintain a certain kind of purity, or whatever."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"There are some logistical and legal nightmares tied to that show, ... for me, the great thrill of doing that show was playing with people I've been a fan of."
Author: Sanborn Quotes Category: Legal Quotes



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