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If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
by Norman Granz

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
they're hardly teenagers.
- Norman Granz

I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special.
But I am a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt
they could justifiably continue to create.
- Norman Granz

I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year,
and in many cases, as many as six.
- Norman Granz

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I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe.
- Norman Granz

The history of all big jazz bands shows was,
first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
- Norman Granz

If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington,
one might say the combination isn't good.
- Norman Granz

 

I'm talking as a professional impresario.
I'm not judging anybody at all.
- Norman Granz

Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe.
Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella,
their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.
- Norman Granz

In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently.
So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland.
- Norman Granz

Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply
evaluate people on the basis of talent.
- Norman Granz

When I was doing jazz concerts in America,
I would use the biggest names I could find.
- Norman Granz

I don't think I will ever do any tours again in the United States.
I rather think that that's over with.
- Norman Granz

Jazz was uplifted by what I did.
- Norman Granz

The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it,
also soaking up jazz.
- Norman Granz

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer
in artists and repertoire.
- Norman Granz

Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader.
He does movie sound tracks.
- Norman Granz

As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what
I think the majority of people will enjoy.
- Norman Granz

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work,
because of having the big band.
Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.
- Norman Granz

I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas.
- Norman Granz

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow
for jazz concerts in a tour fashion.
People now are too used to the Festival,
which gives them more names for the same price.
- Norman Granz

I don't think that jazz, as any kind of an art form,
has any permanence attached to it, apart from the practitioners of it.
- Norman Granz

I'm concerned with trend.
I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now.
- Norman Granz

I don't know who's 18 years old today that,
20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

You will always find a few people in any area that
would like things done completely their way.
- Norman Granz

There are very few groups that really stay together.
The leaders of groups make enough money to be able
to afford to work a maximum of 35-40 weeks a year.
- Norman Granz

I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth,
but it's a matter of dealing with reality.
It's purely peripheral and, in many cases,
it's just a facade.
- Norman Granz

There are many artists that I present that I admit
I like less than I do others.
But I think that they warrant being presented by my own,
personal standards.
- Norman Granz

The record companies are interested in the kind of
sales they can get from the rock groups.
- Norman Granz

My juices needed restoring.
I needed a sabbatical from the record business.
- Norman Granz

For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind.
- Norman Granz

To play today in London, next week in Madrid and the
week after that in Warsaw is a bit better than playing
Newark and Baltimore and Philadelphia.
I've been doing that for 20 years.
- Norman Granz

Amsterdam must have more than a million people.
But the only area where jazz is really profitable and
successful in an economic sense is in Japan.
That's because they haven't been exposed enough.
- Norman Granz

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump


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