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Quotes by Billy Higgins

Quotes by Billy Higgins

Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they’ll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned.
I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.
I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.
I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there’s one way that you do something, and that’s the only way. In jazz, it’s a lot different.
If I couldn’t do it, then I’d be defeated. I’ve got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools.
If somebody would come and they’re not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.
It brings people together. It brings the races together. It brings religions together.
It doesn’t have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it’s all right now.
It’s something that – jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don’t care where you’re from, what you are, what background you come from – there’s something there for you.
Jazz needs the help. It’s the more sophisticated music. All the other music is on the TV, but jazz isn’t.
Music. It’s all creativity right here, right now.
The French – they like jazz, they’ve been on jazz a long time.
The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It’s always been on a high level.
The United States is a beautiful place, you know?
The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.
The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
There’s so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.
You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.

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