She made up her mind to tell them to play loud--there was a lot of music in a cornet, if the man would only put his soul into it.
They're never sure who's going to take the first solo, or how long they're going to play. That gives the music itself a fresh, exciting quality.
All I really wanted to do with that series was to give good musicians a chance to explore what Jewish music is and could be for them.
Music was important. Football was the easy part.
Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.
Yes, but I view Frank's music as fully composed. In other words, the arrangements can work for any idiom such as a rock band or an orchestra. Frank was a brilliant arranger and could make his music work in any context. He proved that tour after tour and album after album.
There are so many things that are misunderstood or not recognized about my father's music because they've been filtered by people who work for magazines like Rolling Stone.
The music that is played on the radio all the time or written about in magazines has nothing to do with musicianship.
The thing about my music is, there really is no point.
The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
I just do what I do. I like to make music.
Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.
So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
So, it's a matter of that I want to take our music around the globe.
People tell us they have been inspired by our music to do great things.
And for REO - they get to play for some Styx fans and then we get to play in front of some REO fans. It helps spread the new music to the following of other bands.
Whatever I'm doing, whatever comes along, this music is something that I've always wanted to do.
My brother's been producing rap music and hip-hop for maybe 10 years.
One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.
Music is more difficult - try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political, but they are more funny than they are political.
I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.