Stan Getz — American Musician born on February 02, 1927, died on June 06, 1991

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As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.
The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.
If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice.
You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.