Roy Ayers Quotes on music

Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries... view

By: Roy Ayers

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers... view

By: Roy Ayers

When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing... view

By: Roy Ayers

Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life... view

By: Roy Ayers

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that... view

By: Roy Ayers

People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play.. view

By: Roy Ayers

Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk... view

By: Roy Ayers

Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company... view

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I think music all the time... view

By: Roy Ayers

I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America... view

By: Roy Ayers

A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words... view

By: Roy Ayers