29 July 2011

Quote of the month

Cliff Bruner had told me when I was fifteen, I was asking him about how he learned to play jazz, they used to call it take-off or hokum fiddle, and Cliff said: 'Do you think that kind of music?' I said: 'I go around humming it all the time.' He said: 'When you learn your instrument well enough that you can play what you think and what you hum, that's how you do it. You are never gonna play what you can't imagine.'

From an interview by Stacy Phillips with the great Western Swing fiddler Johnny Gimble on the Bob Wills website; the advice works for bluegrass too!



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