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 David Amram - “When he was reading, I would submerge myself into whatever it was he was reading, and I tried to anticipate what would happen next.”
 David Amram - “The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us.”
 David Amram - “The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in.”
 David Amram - “Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.”
 David Amram - “Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.”
 David Amram - “Thompson made himself the centerpiece of his stories to show that a regular person could be in the midst of the craziness of the time, ... He was our historian.”
 David Amram - “At times I might play some kind of folkloric flute, although I didn't play those with the frequency or the skill then as I do now.”
 David Amram - “I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.”
 David Amram - “A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.”
 David Amram - “It's a really innovative idea. I've done concerts for young people all over the world, but I never thought of using the Beatles.”
 David Amram - “That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.”
 David Amram - “I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.”
 David Amram - “We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.”
 David Amram - “That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done.”
 David Amram - “I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.”
 David Amram - “When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.”
 David Amram - “When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.”
 David Amram - “There are a lot of wonderful things created in our culture that have been ignored that can speak to them.”
 David Amram - “The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty.”
 David Amram - “Even before he had one book published, Jack was one of those people you could feel was very special.”
 David Amram - “Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.”
 David Amram - “That's the best birthday present -- to give something back to the musicians who have given this country so much,”
 David Amram - “We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.”
 David Amram - “Like the music of Beethoven, Bach and Charlie Parker, the Beatles' music was built to last - proving that a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
 David Amram - “Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.”

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