Rita Coolidge Quotes

27 Rita Coolidge quotes:

"I choose things by how they resonate in my heart."
"I feel that every audience is different, and I just really talk to people about what's in my head and heart and how I relate to the music that night."
"I recorded my first jazz record in the '70s."
"I say what's in my heart, and I do it in my concerts."
"I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That's always a challenge."
"I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio."
"I wanted to make a jazz record. I didn't want it to be a standards record."
"I'm not stopping. My dream has come true, and I'm staying."
"I've always loved jazz."
"I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey."
"I've got my whole life. There's a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life."
"If I'm driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I've got Peggy with me, we're cool."
"It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense."
"It's a musical featuring the songs of Billie Holiday. I'll be narrating and singing three songs in the show. I couldn't tell you which three, yet."
"Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record."
"My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed."
"Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning."
"That's why Peggy remained so important to me. I could listen to any one of the hundreds of songs I have by her, and they're just fabulous."
"The first record company was in Japan, and then we came back to U.S., and Concord Records was the label that came on board. I love Concord."
"The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration."

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