The Quote Jar: Seven

Following each Q&A session I post a separate entry including quotes from various sites and publications from the web. Clicking each of the links will open a new window containing the full article or video (if publicly accessible).

The names below were mentioned by Dean during his Q&A.

“You have to play awhile to figure out exactly what is most comfortable, for you..” – Buddy Rich (Downbeat)

“I’m tuning those drums like a timpani player” – Manu Katche (NPR)


“…for me exercise is just as important as practising and I think it helps if I’m not playing, it helps when I do pick up the sticks and go back to work.” – Steve Gadd (Mike Dolbear)

“…as musicians we’re all trying to create good music, to have fun playing, to communicate within ourselves as a group, to communicate to the audience, to give something positive.” – Dave Weckl (Tomajazz)


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