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Pat Metheny Quotes & Quotations
Pat Metheny
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    From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I don't know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I hate the way chorus boxes sound. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I saw A Hard Day's Night 12 or 13 times. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    I was totally involved in trying to figure out a way of doing things with my instrument that would fit the ideas that I had in my head. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    It's more about conception and touch and spirit and soul than whether my hardware was in place. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    People sometimes say it takes a long time to become a jazz fan, but for me it took about five seconds. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    The goal would be to always honor the music. That is the most important thing. I try to represent the high standards that have been set. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny
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    Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music. Pat-MethenyPat Metheny