Freddie Hubbard Quotes


15 Freddie Hubbard quotes:



"Dizzy used to tell me that I am playing too hard. He used to say to not give everything. Miles used to tell me that too."
"I advise all the young kids to not overwork. You can't be out there blowing hard. You have to pace yourself."
"I am in discussions with a label. We are talking about doing something."
"I met up with Art Blakey in 1963, I think. It was right after Lee Morgan left and I played with him for about two and a half years."
"I quite drinking, so I can think clear. When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process."
"I'm going to Yoshi's. I'm taking a few gigs. I'm playing. I'm not going to play all the time. I'm going to take it easy and take it slow and warm up so I can come back."
"Man, they gave me a key to the city. Can you imagine going back to Indiana and getting the key to the city? So that made me feel pretty good."
"That was the biggest thrill, going over to these guy's houses and having them want me to practice with them and they would show me a lot of stuff, which was really advanced stuff to me at my age."
"They always want to sell me as a hard bopper."
"We all kind of grew up together with Art Blakey because we all were young and he gave us a chance to write. We had to write something that was good and to sit up with a great guy like Art Blakey and watch him."
"When I got started in New York, it wasn't like it is now. If you were different from Miles and Dizzy, it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style."
"When you are trying to do something when you are getting started and you are trying to make records for the first time, you want it to be the best."
"Yes, I can play. I can play. I can't play as long as I did and as hard, but I don't think I have to."
"I had heard Ornette a couple of times, but I didn't really know where he was coming from until we started the record and it was beautiful, Fred. It opened up my mind."
"Well, my sister played trumpet. Can you imagine having a sister blowing the trumpet around the house, Fred? And my brother, he played piano. Everybody was playing some kind of music, so it was natural for me to get into it."



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