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David Amram Quotes & Quotations
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    A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    At times I might play some kind of folkloric flute, although I didn't play those with the frequency or the skill then as I do now. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot. David-AmramDavid Amram
  • 4
    Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change. David-AmramDavid Amram
  • 8
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    There are a lot of wonderful things created in our culture that have been ignored that can speak to them. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings. David-AmramDavid Amram
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    When he was reading, I would submerge myself into whatever it was he was reading, and I tried to anticipate what would happen next. David-AmramDavid Amram