I think one of the best things you can do, no matter what you play, is to take up piano. Music is based on chord changes and harmonies, and you can get ’em more out of an instrument like piano, where you can hear all the notes at once. – Zoot Sims
It’s like a whole orchestra, the piano for me. – Dave Brubeck
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. – Frederic Chopin
Ed Leimbacher says
Brubeck played Seattle’s Jazz Alley this past week, and you may well have been there, Doug. While we await your serious coverage (I hope), my own brief write-up can be viewed at http://www.mrebks.blogspot.com –all kudos to Dave!
Bill Crow says
Dizzy was a great advocate of horn players learning the piano. “It’s all right there on the keyboard,” he would say.