April 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Duke Ellington

"Take the A Train", "Satin Doll", thank you Duke.

Here's some quotes.

"A man is a god in ruins."

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."

"By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with."

"Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did."

"It's like an act or murder; you play with intent to commit something."

"I don’t believe in categories of any kind, and when you speak of problems between blacks and whites in the U.S.A. you are referring to categories again."

"I’m a telephone freak, the greatest invention since peanut brittle."

Its also my birthday but I'm not that important.

1 comment:

Ron said...

How did I miss this? Good call, Adam.