We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Christian Scott Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
We didn’t have much, but I was raised to believe if you had books, you had a lot. My grandfather and my parents made me and my twin brother Kiel read at least a book a week.
My main horn is a hybrid of a flugelhorn a coronet and a trumpet, but that’s really because, for me, each instrument to me had a different voice, and I liked them all, but I didn’t like any one of them singularly.
The one thing that I’ve learned is that people don’t change. Each new generation has the same stuff that the last one did. It’s one of those things where jazz kind of works in five-year cycles.
I think a lot of musicians and artists are really one that really only have one trick.
Depending on what you allow, you can still get the blues, man. I’m still trying to figure out where the blues really lies, where the street is.
You can’t grow if you’re going to say: ‘The contributions of my predecessors are greater than anything I can ever achieve.’ Each generation has to have a chance to find itself.
The music that I make, the younger musicians are referring to it as ‘stretch’ music.
Man I mean, the great thing about playing clubs in Harlem is people have an appreciation not just for the music but for the history of the music.
If anyone ever tells me something doesn’t go together, it makes me want to try it.
I don’t just play the trumpet because it’s something that resonates with me: I play the trumpet because I realize it’s a means to help free a lot of people that ain’t free.
I wouldn’t argue that anyone living can play the trumpet better than Wynton Marsalis.
At Mardi Gras, the different tribes will basically play war games, and so my brother is what you call a Flag Boy, which is more of less like a tribe’s diplomat. He carries the game’s standard and is really the line of where the game starts.