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Quotes from the Cats

John Coltrane

"This is what music is to me: it's just another way of saying this is a big, beautiful universe we live in, that's been given to us, and here's an example of just how magnificent and encompassing it is."

Charles Mingus

"Anyone can play weird. Making the complicated simple—awesomely simple—that's creativity."

Kenny Werner

"If you love your own improvisation, pretty soon it's going to start to sound good to us."

Ella Fitzgerald

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do... Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."