Steve Lacy Quotes on music

I was spoiled by Monk's music because it was so good, so complete... view

By: Steve Lacy

I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music... view

By: Steve Lacy

Jazz is people's music, a collectivity... view

By: Steve Lacy

The saxophone is a very interesting machine, but I'm more interested in music... view

By: Steve Lacy

If you have music you want to play that no one asks you to play, you have to go out and find where you can play it. It's called do or die... view

By: Steve Lacy

When I heard Monk in person in 1955, he was playing with a quartet in a small club. The place was full of musicians, but there was no public at all... view

By: Steve Lacy

When I found the music of Monk I finally found music that fit that horn. Every one of his tunes fit it perfectly... view

By: Steve Lacy

When I first started playing music in 1955, there was just a small body of people that knew it. It was a very esoteric type of thing... view

By: Steve Lacy

Register is very important. Music sounds best in a certain register... view

By: Steve Lacy

I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz... view

By: Steve Lacy

Saxophone is one thing, and music is another... view

By: Steve Lacy

You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use... view

By: Steve Lacy