MJF's Interview with
Artists Who Influenced
“Kenny Dorham used to say that when I really got my stroke going I would get in a crouch and then he said -- why don’t I get into a crouch when I start at night?” - Art Taylor
"His original nickname was Cannibal, because he ate so much. But Cannibal became Cannonball. He was a sweetheart. A smart, intelligent guy who could play." - Jimmy Cobb on the origins of Cannonball Adderley's nickname.
"It was like living in the eye of a hurricane." - Stan Levey on sharing an apartment with Charlie Parker in Harlem.
“A name doesn’t make the music. It’s just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.” -Art Blakey
“We never play anything the same way once.” - Shelly Manne
Philly Joe Jones
"The greatest experience of my life was with Miles, of course.... I could get with Miles and go into anything, just like he does with me.... He would know the amount of time that I had to be playing, and I'd come out right, and it would bring him right back, and he'd come right back where I was ... and it was always beautiful." - Philly Joe Jones