"…Of course, a musician that’s going to play any part of this music we call ‘jazz’ has to have a good understanding of what the blues is, and play the blues…” Jackie McLean
"As art it is savage and rough, but it lives — it weeps, nay it cries aloud, but it prays." J. K. Huysmans
"[Tradition] cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour. It involves, in the first place, the historical sense … the historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence…” T. S. Eliot
"Soul is a complex interaction of feeling and intellect." Robert Musil
Tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger has released a new record, Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, featuring Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass, and Ian Froman on drums. Buy it.