Billy Higgins Quotes


20 Billy Higgins quotes:



"Jazz needs the help. It's the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn't."
"It's something that - jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don't care where you're from, what you are, what background you come from - there's something there for you."
"It doesn't have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it's all right now."
"Look, jazz has always had, because of its origins, that's the only reason. It's the only reason it's like that. Where it came from. It's not accepted."
"Music. It's all creativity right here, right now."
"The United States is a beautiful place, you know?"
"If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools."
"I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do."
"The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation."
"The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It's always been on a high level."
"I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan."
"If somebody would come and they're not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level."
"Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned."
"If everybody gets in there and sees that and understands that, then it lets them know that they're all human beings and creatures of God."
"I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different."
"The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time."
"But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation."
"There's so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed."
"You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice."
"The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do."



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