Vandermark 5 Quotes
I think every kind of music has its own requirements in order to be successful. There are a lot of people who talk about the Stooges—they’re one of my favorite bands—and I think when a lot of [jazz musicians] hear an album like Fun House, they hear the way the beats are played and they say that anyone can do that. But you can’t listen to the Stooges expecting to hear Charlie Parker, or you’re going to be disappointed. The same thing is true listening to Charlie Parker and wanting to hear the Stooges. When I listen to music like that and am able to get rid of what my expectations are based on the wrong set of requirements, then it frees me up to hear the music for what it’s meant to be.
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